Why October?

October was Quality Month at one time although we have not heard a lot about that designation recently. It is now also CyberSecurity month. We have to ask “Why October?” But ignoring the Why for a little bit, it does seem that October is considered to be a month when we are all supposed to… Continue reading Why October?

Quality Assurance Article

Following up to our presentation to PMC on September 1, a short article has been posted elaborating on some of the concepts from the talk. Please see the article at PMAC- Article Quality Assurance and You Using software as an example, in many more locations, we are dependent on it for our safety and well… Continue reading Quality Assurance Article

I’m late for a very important Project

I’m late for a very important Project Monday morning and already we are late for a very important project. The project has been going for several weeks (sometimes months) and you only learned about it last Friday. The schedule is well advanced, software is being installed and configured and the end date is fixed. Sound… Continue reading I’m late for a very important Project

Quality Assurance Presentation

If, as a project manager, you are called upon to implement a new process, software or WHATEVER, quality assurance is something you need to watch. On September 1, 2021 at 1PM EST, PMAC will be delivering a one time only professional development webinar for members: Quality Assurance and You Using software as an example, in… Continue reading Quality Assurance Presentation

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9 Spread the Word This is our last recommendation.   You have worked through all the groups in your organization and now everyone is on the Quality path. There are two further recommendations before we drop this topic. Present your experiences and results to other people and groups. There are… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8 Next Steps Once you have a self-perpetuating group addressing Quality Ideas, what do you do?   You are not finished! There are always groups and areas that have not been considered yet and if you have really run out of new areas then go back to some of the… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7 Out of ideas What happens if you are out of ideas of what or how to improve?   Not surprisingly this has been considered by some of the pioneers of Quality Assurance.  They understood that there was a limit to the number of ideas that one person or a… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6 Have we been successful? Last time we gathered some statistics based on the new process once it had settled down. Now we need to compare the new results with the baseline from before the changes were made. If the results have improved, then we keep the change we made.… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5 Last time we gathered some baseline statistics.  These need to be recorded and retained somewhere.  Now we want to make some changes.  We may want to pause the measurements while we make the changes since they will not be accurate. Based on some of the statistics we gathered last… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4 As promised last week we will talk about statistics in this blog. In the last blog, we talked about completing a deeper dive into a process that was identified as causing problems. Before we make any changes we have to gather some statistics to form a baseline. This can… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4