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What are the quality aspects that start to take shape in the concept Phase of a project?

During the concept phase (or if you want initiation phase) of the project, what are the quality criteria that are specified? What I mean is that I know that in the planning phase the project manager develops the quality management plan, but before that, during the concept phase, I'm sure that the quality is brought up as an issue, so what are the things related to quality that are discussed during that phase?
asked 7 years ago by anonymous edited 7 years ago by FastProjectManager

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Very often quality is not a consideration of the project charter.  This is due to the fact that the project sponsor usually doesn't know what the project solution is at that point.  If there is a rough idea of what is expected of the final deliverable, then the project sponsor should at least consider how "testable" the final product is and provide some guidance through the budget and resources.  Certain "mission critical" projects (lives are at stake) may have a better idea (e.g. building a new medical instrument, new space program) of quality requirements, but they will be stated at a very high level (e.g. safe, no lives lost, etc.).
answered 7 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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