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Discussion 1: Quality management and control in PM
In project management, quality, costs, and time are components that make an integral
part of the project planning and implementation process. Quality management and quality
control are two concepts that are often misunderstood or used interchangeably, but they mean
different things (Li et al., 2014). Quality management involves the act of drawing up plans or
coming up with strategies that determine the standards that need to apply to the project,
defining the critical stakeholders in the management of quality and their specific duties,
meetings to determine if the project is meeting the requirements of the quality specifications
laid out in the quality management plan and laying out the metrics that are used to measure
quality (Sabet et al., 2014). In other terms, it is a comprehensive strategy that entails all the
elements of the process of quality planning.
On the other hand, quality control is the set of processes that measure the metrics of
quality through an evaluation of the key project results based on the standards set forth for
such parameters. These evaluation processes are performed during project controlling and
assessment function, while quality management is carried in the planning and initiation phase
of project management (Sabet et al., 2014). Therefore, one would note that quality control is
a subset of quality management and is the final stage of the project management cycle.
The selection of this term was vital because they are usually used interchangeably, yet
they have vast differences in their meanings and implications for practice. Often, these two
terms are used to refer to each other because of the thought that quality control encompasses
the planning aspect as well. Although this perception may be accurate, it is limited to
organizations where quality management and control are handled by the same people under
one department (Sabet et al., 2014). Nonetheless, these two terms are essential in supply

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Running head: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Discussion Questions Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2 Discussion Questions Discussion 1: Quality management and control in PM In project management, quality, costs, and time are components that make an integral part of the project planning and implementation process. Quality management and quality control are two concepts that are often misunderstood or used interchangeably, but they mean different things (Li et al., 2014). Quality management involves the act of drawing up plans or coming up with strategies that determine the standards that need to apply to the project, defining the critical stakeholders in the management of quality and their specific duties, meetings to determine if the project is meeting the requirements of the quality specifications laid out in the quality management plan and laying out the metrics that are used to measure quality (Sabet et al., 2014). In other terms, it is a comprehensive strategy that entails all the elements of the process of quality planning. On the other hand, quality control is the set of processes that measure the metrics of quality through an evaluation of the key project results based on the standards set forth for such parameters. These evaluation processes are performed during project controlling and assessment function, while quality management is carried in the planning and initiation phase of project management (Sabet et al., 2014). Therefore, o ...
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