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TEMPLATE GUIDE .................................................................................................................................................1 1 DELIVERABLE QUALITY ................................................................................................................2
1.1 DEFINITION.........................................................................................................................................................2 1.2 QUALITY TARGETS................................................................................................................................................2 1.3 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN....................................................................................................................................3 1.4 QUALITY CONTROL PLAN.......................................................................................................................................4

2 PROCESS QUALITY......................................................................................................................5
2.1 TIME MANAGEMENT PROCESS.................................................................................................................................5 2.2 COST MANAGEMENT PROCESS................................................................................................................................5 2.3 QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROCESS.............................................................................................................................5 2.4 CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS.............................................................................................................................5 2.5 RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS.................................................................................................................................6 2.6 ISSUE MANAGEMENT PROCESS................................................................................................................................6 2.7 PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT PROCESS....................................................................................................................6 2.8 ACCEPTANCE MANAGEMENT PROCESS.......................................................................................................................6 2.9 COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT PROCESS..................................................................................................................6

3 APPENDIX..................................................................................................................................7

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Template Guide
What is a Quality Plan? Quality can be defined as the level of conformance of the final deliverable to the customer's requirements. Quality is usually considered from two different perspectives; the quality of the deliverable provided to the customer and the quality of the management processes undertaken on the project to produce the final deliverable. For this reason, a Quality Plan not only defines the approach taken to ensure the quality of the deliverable but also highlights other management processes which influence deliverable quality, such as change, risk and issue management. To create a Quality Plan, the following steps are undertaken: Define quality in terms of this project Identify quality criteria and standards to achieve Describe the quality assurance and control techniques Define the processes required to achieve the quality targets specified.

When to use a Quality Plan A Quality Plan is constructed during the Project Planning phase after the Project Plan, Resource Plan and Financial Plan have been identified. The Quality Plan summarizes the quality targets and management processes undertaken during the Project Execution phase. As a result, the Quality Plan is referenced consistently throughout the project to monitor and control the level of quality of the deliverable built and processes undertaken on the project.

How to use this template This document provides a guide on the topics usually included in a Quality Plan. Sections may be added, removed or redefined at your leisure to meet your particular business circumstance. Example tables, diagrams and charts have been added (where suitable) to provide further guidance on how to complete each relevant section.

1 Deliverable Quality
The success of a project is typically measured in terms of the achievement of time, cost and quality targets. As time and cost targets are addressed in the Project and Financial Plans respectively, we now need to outline the quality targets and identify the methods used to assure the customer that the quality targets will be achieved for this project.

1.1 Definition
Define the term quality. For example: Quality is the level of conformance of each deliverable to the customer's requirements.

1.2 Quality Targets


For each deliverable, identify the quality targets (i.e. criteria and standards) to be met to ensure that the deliverable meets the requirements of the customer. For example: Quality Targets
Project Requirement New financial management solution with accounts receivable and payables processes Project Deliverable Implementation of Oracle Financials General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR) system modules Quality Criteria System functionality: GL tested & installed AP tested & installed AR tested & installed System Performance System up-time System response-time Data migrated from old system

Quality Standards System functionality: GL operational with no errors AP operational with no errors AR operational with no errors System Performance 99.9% system uptime < 5 second response times 100% data accuracy

1.3 Quality Assurance Plan


To provide the customer with assurance that the quality targets will be met, Quality Assurance (QA) techniques should be defined. QA techniques are the preventative steps taken to eliminate any variances in the quality of the deliverable produced from the quality targets set. QA is often undertaken at a summarized level of the project and by an external project resource. Types of techniques used to assure the quality of deliverables include: Historical Data: Understanding other related projects (either currently underway or recently completed) and the quality issues encountered will enable the Quality Manager to plan in advance for potential quality issues which may arise on this project Requirements definition: A well-defined set of requirements will provide the team with a clear understanding of what they have to achieve to deliver customer satisfaction Standards Definition: By defining a specific set of quality criteria and standards, the project team will clearly understand the levels which must be achieved to deliver quality Skilled Staff: Using skilled staff will directly affect the quality of the deliverables produced. Appropriately skilled staff should have the knowledge, skills and experience required to undertake the tasks allocated in the Project Plan with minimal training, to achieve the level of quality desired Quality Reviews: Independent reviews to assess the overall quality of each deliverable can provide the customer with confidence that the project is on track and likely produce a deliverable which meets their requirements Change Control: Changes to scope often have an effect on the level of quality delivered. Through the identification of a clear change control process, only changes which are absolutely necessary will be adopted by the project for implementation.

Outline the QA plan to assure the customer that the quality targets will be met. For example: QA Plan
Technique Recruit Skilled Staff Description

Frequency Throughout project

We will recruit skilled staff to assure deliverable quality by: Ensuring that staff allocated to the project have at least 3 years commercial experience in similar projects within this business field Appointing 2 senior managers from the existing business (who understand the business requirements in detail) to this project Appointing 2 technical consultants to ensure that the technology deliverables of this project meet the quality targets We will review the quality of deliverables by: Appointing a resource to perform monthly Quality Reviews Appointing a Quality Manager within the project who is responsible for the quality of the deliverables produced by the project

Undertake Quality Reviews

Monthly

If appropriate, include the above QA techniques as activities within the project schedule and insert the schedule here.

1.4 Quality Control Plan


In addition to undertaking QA to improve deliverable quality, a series of Quality Control (QC) techniques may be implemented. QC is defined as the curative steps taken to eliminate any variances in the quality of the deliverable produced from the quality targets set. QC techniques are often undertaken at a detailed level of the project by an internal project resource. Types of techniques used to control the quality of the deliverables include: Peer Reviews: The process of requiring project team members to review each other's work is known to increase the level of quality of deliverables. It will also enable quality issues to be identified earlier in the Project Execution phase and therefore increase the likelihood of the quality issue's being resolved within the planned time allocation Deliverable Reviews: This process involves internal project staff undertaking formal planned reviews to ensure that the deliverable is built according to the specified design Documentation Reviews: Similar to deliverable reviews, this process involves the review of all management documentation at regular planned intervals in the project Stage-Gate Reviews: These are formal reviews at the end of each major project milestone to assess all activities and deliverables completed to date and gain approval from the Project Sponsor to continue to the next project phase.

Describe the QC techniques to be implemented to control the quality of each deliverable on the project. For example: QC Plan
Technique Peer Reviews Description

Frequency Weekly, throughout project

Implement the following Peer Review policy: A team leader will be made responsible for each project deliverable Each team leader will be assigned a team lead peer for peer reviews Team leaders will formally review their peer's deliverables weekly Team leaders will document each peer review within a review form and submit the form to the Project Manager for approval The Quality Manager will review the process monthly to ensure that weekly peer reviews are being formally undertaken. Implement Stage-Gate reviews as follows: At the end of each milestone a stage-gate review must be requested The stage-gate review is the process of gaining acceptance from the Project Sponsor that the project has achieved its objectives for the particular milestone and can progress to the next phase of the project To undertake a stage-gate review, the Project Manager must complete a stage-gate form and submit it to the Project Review Board for approval.

StageGate Reviews

At the end of each project milestone

If appropriate, include the above QC techniques as activities within the project schedule and insert the project schedule here.

2 Process Quality
In addition to the assurance and control of deliverable quality, a number of project management processes must be undertaken to ensure that quality of the deliverable is achieved. Summarize each of the project management processes used to ensure that the quality targets outlined above will be achieved during this project.

2.1 Time Management Process


Outline the Time Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Time Management Process for a complete example).

2.2 Cost Management Process


Outline the Cost Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Cost Management Process for a complete example).

2.3 Quality Management Process


Outline the Quality Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Quality Management Process for a complete example).

2.4 Change Management Process


Outline the Change Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Change Management Process for a complete example).

2.5 Risk Management Process


Outline the Risk Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Risk Management Process for a complete example).

2.6 Issue Management Process


Outline the Issue Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Issue Management Process for a complete example).

2.7 Procurement Management Process


Outline the Procurement Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Procurement Management Process for a complete example).

2.8 Acceptance Management Process


Outline the Acceptance Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.
(NB Refer to the Method123 Acceptance Management Process for a complete example).

2.9 Communication Management Process


Outline the Communication Management Process by listing the following: The purpose of the process The steps involved in undertaking the process The responsibilities of each person involved in undertaking the process The document templates used during the process.

(NB Refer to the Method123 Communications Management Process for a complete example).

3 Appendix
Attach any documentation you believe is relevant to the Quality Plan. For example: Other project documentation (Business Case, Feasibility Study, Terms of Reference, Project Plan, Resource Plan, Financial Plan) Organizational Quality Policies, Standards, Guidelines or Procedures Quality documentation from other related projects Other relevant information or correspondence.