As you have already learned in your Discussion Board this week,  quality assurance in any project might be the most important but  overlooked aspect of a project. Lack of quality management, however, can  cause an entire project to fail if the final project deliverables do  not meet customer expectations and standards. Implementing quality  assurance throughout the project minimizes the risk of nonacceptance of  project deliverables by the customer.

In this course, you are  asked to develop a Quality Management Integration Plan (Key Assignment)  that allows you to select and integrate quality management tools,  models, and techniques in the overall performance of the project. You  will select a project that you may have developed in a previous class or  a known project in an organization.

Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several  components of your final Key Assignment. Additional information and the  deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in the  assignment description for this project.

In this first Individual Project, you will submit a proposal of your  project to your instructor; develop a shell document of all sections of  the Key Assignment, complete the first three sections of the Plan. The  combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your final Key  Assignment deliverable.

Project Selection

The first step will be to select a project that you develop a Quality  Management Integration Plan for. This project will be used as the basis  for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to  the following guidelines:

  1. Nontrivial: The selected project candidate should reflect a real-life project.
  2. Domain knowledge: You will be applying  knowledge of this project to address assignments related to quality  management, integration, and performance.

Select a project that fits these requirements, and submit your  proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the  assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first  few days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this  proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.


Your first task in this process will be to select a project to use as  the basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell  document for the final project Key Assignment document deliverable that  you will be working on throughout the course. As you proceed through  each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final  document to progressively complete the final project delivery, which is  the Quality Management Integration Plan.

The project deliverables are as follows:

  • Submit the project proposal to your instructor for approval.
  • Quality Management Integration Plan
    • Use Word
    • Title page
      • Course number and name
      • Project name
      • Your name
      • Date
    • Table of Contents (TOC)
      • Use an autogenerated TOC.
      • This should be on a separate page.
      • This should be a maximum of 3 levels deep.
      • Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project.
    • Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with “TBD” as content, except for Week 1)
      • Plan Quality Management Week 1: Project Outline
      • Plan Quality Management Week 1: Organizational Readiness for Quality Management
      • Plan Quality Management Week 1: Quality Systems Analysis
      • Perform Quality Management Week 2: Quality Dimensions and Criteria
      • Perform Quality Assurance Week 3: Quality Process Improvement Tools and Techniques
      • Control Quality Week 4: Quality Performance Monitoring and Control
      • Control Quality Week 5: Management’s Role in Quality Management
      • Control Quality Week 5: Quality Performance Communication Plan