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Quality Management Systems

March 24 2011

With the presence of quality management systems within a business, the reputation and longevity of the company can be maintained. This is the main purpose of setting a quality level for the deliverables that are being produced, to create the revenue streams that will keep the company afloat. This does not always mean the highest quality, just a stated quality that is consistent.

The quality management systems are plural because there are two distinctive divisions in the sector of a business. There is the Quality Control (QC) department and the Quality Assurance (QA) department. Each one has specific duties to make the overall design of the quality plan to function correctly and efficiently.

The QC portion of the quality management systems is the hands on applications of the quality plan itself. This is a team of individuals that will physically check the quality of the deliverables with the many different methods and processes at their disposal. This is the action side of the quality plan that is on the floor where the deliverable is being produced during its execution phase of its project lifecycle.

The QA portion of the quality management systems is considered by many as the heart and soul of the quality entity of a business. This is the department that is responsible for the creation of all the quality documents, procedures and methods that are used to judge the different specifications of the many deliverables a business is producing.

To help the QA department do this assigned task, many have access to the project management tool called the project management template programs. This software program is designed to help create all of the necessary documents and forms that will be required by a QC department in the execution of their duties.

The last part of quality management systems is the monitoring of all the process that is involved in the quality plan. This is usually done by the project manager who has intimate knowledge of the processes, deliverables, and workforce that are involved in the creation of the deliverable. This allows for the necessary changes to improve the quality plan to help it function more efficiently.