Quality Assurance is often seen as an integral function that monitors and coordinates the quality used within the project management life cycle by evaluating the processes and procedures. Quality control, on the other hand, can be seen as a focused area (such as software testing) that compares the product to the specification or plan, with a focus of detecting and remediating errors or anomalies.
Therefore, the Quality Assurance role is a critical factor in the success of the overall project as it is focused on key quality functions throughout an engagement. In his book “Project Management Nation,” Jason Charvat identifies the following key duties for the role of quality assurance throughout the project management life cycle.
The Role of QA on the Project
The person who is responsible for QA has many duties and responsibilities. The following section lists many of the things that a QA person would be expected to do.
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