Compare And Contrast Two Quality Improvement Techniques

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Every project can be characterized using three main elements or constraints: time, cost and quality.

According to Harold, the most common types of constraints are:
• One element fixed at a time
• Two elements fixed at a time
• All the elements fixed or variable

In case of a smoothly running project, where everything is going in accordance with a prepared plan, there is no place and need for so called trade-offs. On the other hand, most projects face some difficulties and we can no longer say about the balance between major elements and that is the case when we have to make the trade-offs.

In most cases changing one element will cause other constraints to change as well and that is what trade-off means. For example, if you have a fixed deadline
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And it is quite important to define who is responsible for each risk so it will be easier to monitor the risks.

2. Compare and contrast two quality improvement strategies that you are familiar with, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of their application in the management of projects.

As was mentioned before all the projects could be characterized by the three major elements or constraints: cost, time and quality.

Quality is quite important parameter and many project managers consider it to be the critical element, because, to some extent it defines the successful development of the enterprise in the strategic view. Being able to deliver projects and products of good quality plays for the better reputation and higher probability to get more contracts and projects in the future. In other words quality improvement could have the following benefits:
• Decreased cost due to less rework and fewer mistakes
• Productivity improvement
• Capturing the market with better quality and reduced costs

As a result the company would have long-term competitive strength and would stay in the business for

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