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Project Quality Management: Why, What and How by Kenneth Rose

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2Evolution of Qualityand Its ContemporaryApplication to Projects

The concept of quality did not leap into existence fully formed. It evolved over time. It developed in progressive steps that responded to the needs and limitations of the times.

Progressive History

The historical development of quality concepts may be traced by examining major themes that held sway during various times. In some cases, these themes followed practice. In other cases, they made new practice possible and advanced the overall concept of quality.

The Dark Ages

The march of quality began during the age of craft production, the 1700s and before. During this period, individual craftsmen produced items for use by others. The craftsmen were totally responsible for the ...

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