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Now that you have successfully led this project, you feel that it is the right time to introduce the concept of quality management and its application to the project management processes. Prepare a short report to the CIO outlining the key concepts of quality management strategies and how they impact project management

* What are ways in which to improve quality?
* Examine 2-3 quality management/project management strategies.
* What are the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy?
* When should each strategy be used?
* How can you leverage work done by other researchers with regard to quality management strategies?
* How can you build a standard to be used in future phases of the quality initiative?
* How will this standard affect future projects in terms of efficiency and staff involvement? Explain.
* What barriers might have to be overcome when establishing this standard? Why?

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What are ways in which to improve quality?

Quality can be improved in several ways in an organization. First of all, it is extremely important to develop a quality culture in the organization, ie, quality should be embedded in each aspect of organization's culture, processes and systems. In order to develop such culture, organizational management should utilize the help of quality experts in assessing the readiness of the organization's employees and infrastructure in developing a quality culture among the employees and implementing quality management principles and strategies in the workplace.

Further, employees need to be trained enough to handle implementation of effective quality management strategies in the organization as well as to understand the importance of such strategies, otherwise resistance is bound to occur in organizations towards such new change pertaining to quality management.

The organization's processes and systems need to undergo complete restructuring to accommodate quality management strategies and principles in an effective manner in the organization.

Quality can also be improved by implementing best practices and benchmarks in the organization based on industry leader's quality initiatives and practices.

Examine 2-3 quality management/project management strategies. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy? When should each strategy be used

One of the popular quality management strategies is benchmarking. This initiative involves observing the best practices and standards of performance of other companies or leaders and comparing the organizational performance against such standards to identify gaps or weaknesses in organization's ...

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Now that you have successfully led this project, you feel that it is the right time to introduce the concept of quality management and its application to the project management processes. Prepare a short report to the CIO outlining the key concepts of quality management strategies and how they impact project management.

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