PMP Exam Prep – Project Quality Management, Part 2: Plan Quality Management

Plan Quality Management

Plan Quality Management is the first process in Project Quality Management

  • The process of identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and its deliverables, and documenting how the project will demonstrate compliance with quality requirements and/or standards.

Key Inputs

  • Scope Baseline
  • Cost-performance Baseline
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Risk Register

Tools and Techniques

  • Control charts
    • used to determine whether or not a process is stable or has predictable performance
    • Most frequently used to track repetitive activities required for producing manufactured lots.
  • Design Of Experiments (DOE)
    • A statistical method for identifying which factors may influence specific variables of a product or process under development or productions.

Key Outputs

  • Quality Metrics
    • An operational definition that describes, in very specific terms, a project or product attribute and how the quality control process will measure it.
  • Quality Checklists
    • A structured tool used to verify that a set of required steps have been performed.

In the next post, we will examine the second process in Project Quality Management, Perform Quality Assurance.

"Material in this blog post are based on the text, Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, Project Management, Institute, Inc 2013"

"The definitions in this blog post are taken from the Glossarey of the Project Management Institue,
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifthe Edition,
Project Management Institue, Inc. 2013"

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