Basic Quality Concepts

Posted By on April 29, 2016

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Project Management Plan (PMP)
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Quality is an important factor when it comes to any product or service.
  • With the high market competition, quality has become the market differentiator for almost all products and services.
  • Therefore, all manufacturers and service providers out there constantly look for enhancing their product or the service quality.
  • In order to maintain or enhance the quality of the offerings, manufacturers use two techniques, quality control and quality assurance.
  • These two practices make sure that the end product or the service meets the quality requirements and standards defined for the product or the service.
  • There are many methods followed by organizations to achieve and maintain required level of quality.
  • Some organizations believe in the concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) and some others believe in internal and external standards.
  • The standards usually define the processes and procedures for organizational activities and assist to maintain the quality in every aspect of organizational functioning.
  • When it comes to standards for quality, there are many. ISO (International Standards Organization) is one of the prominent bodies for defining quality standards for different industries.
  • Therefore, many organizations try to adhere to the quality requirements of ISO.
  • In addition to that, there are many other standards that are specific to various industries.
  • As an example, SEI-CMMi is one such standard followed in the field of software development.
  • Since standards have become a symbol for products and service quality, the customers are now keen on buying their product or the service from a certified manufacturer or a service provider.
  • Therefore, complying with standards such as ISO has become a necessity when it comes to attracting the customers.
Project Management Plan (PMP)
Quality Control and Quality Assurance

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Posted by Akash Kurup

Founder and C.E.O, World4Engineers Educationist and Entrepreneur by passion. Orator and blogger by hobby