The success of a project is dependent on two important factors: meeting the requirements as dictated by the scope of the project and the quality of deliverables. It is important to make sure that the deliverables meet a certain level measure of quality to gauge the project’s success. If the deliverables offered from an organisation are of poor quality, it can be difficult for that organisation to retain customers and also damage the reputation of the company. Thus, quality is the ultimate measure of the project’s success upon delivery. Below are some ways that can help maintain the quality throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Many times even the smallest quality issues can eclipse a good set of enhancements. A well thought out quality plan can help ensure quality deliverables that minimize any issues. A project quality plan should be created with scheduled quality control tests, defining quality resources and with ways to tackle any problems that may arise.
It is important to make sure that all aspects of the quality plan are implemented at all stages of the project. Quality check should not be left for the last minute, but it should be a part of the entire project cycle. Quality should be monitored continuously as the project is executed so that if any issues arise, they can be dealt with immediately.
After a project is completed, it is important to follow up and check if any issues emerged that were not caught earlier. Even if small issues remain unaddressed it can be damaging to the reputation of the company. So the Quality plan should have some provisions to monitor the quality after the deliverables have been given to the clients and fix any issues that may have risen.
To ensure the success of a project, it is imperative that quality control activities are performed and the processes for ensuring quality compliance are carried out. Project managers should keep a close eye on the project quality and ensure that the team members know how to handle quality throughout the duration of the project.