Establish your goals and values
Quality Assurance for any project starts very early in the process, the first step is establishing the goals and values for the project that the rest of the project management and engineering process will lean on when decisions are being made. Some of the questions that will be answered at this stage are:
- What will establish a successful project?
- What order do these priorities fall: Cost, Reliability, Schedule.
- What is the goal life span for the finished project, system, etc
- What is more important upfront cost or life cycle cost?
With these questions answered, even before the preliminary budget is developed, the project team can deliver a project that everyone can be happy with in the end.