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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Continuity of Quality

Peer review is a great technique for providing continuity of quality across the life of a project. Look at any project’s work flow. From phase to phase, new components emerge. Just about all stem from previous ones. Most build on each one. If defects or nonconformities slip in at any phase (as they are likely to do) but go unchecked, the quality of the resulting products will inevitably suffer. On the other hand, if work is inspected at discrete intervals, the opportunity to discover quality problems arises. Through such inspections, components can be cleaned before further work or subsequent integration. The first path leads to the usual project problems: iffy quality, rework, vexed expectations. The latter leads to the ...

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