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Managing Suppliers Effectively to Deliver Your Project Objectives – Quality and Assessment

I was recently asked about an effective method to manage multiple suppliers on a project.  The client had a number of potential suppliers to engage and wanted to know the best approach to ensure the suppliers deliver what was required. … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality part 2

OK, so once you have defined the quality activities required for each deliverable, you are now in a position to start identifying quality requirements for the deliverables – hardware, software, documents, scripts. This is where many projects really fall down … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality – Part 1

Despite industry efforts over decades of work, many projects and project managers have difficulties in managing quality. Quality management as a discipline has been with us for a long time.  The two best known project management methods – PMBOK and … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 3

315 Arvo Tea We like to take advantage of as many informal activities and gatherings as possible (plus we love coffee and donuts 😉  What strikes us with the people in this company is that everyone at all levels have … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Improving Your Business Processes

I’ve had several conversations lately about the need to streamline and simplify processes.  This is particularly relevant with all the focus on cost cutting and finding savings.  Though it’s always important not to cut TOO many corners – it’ll always … Continue reading

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An example of using ISO9126 to measure software quality

We had the good fortune recently of two customers wanting to use ISO9126 as a basis for defining and measuring software product quality. The first was an application and case management system based around Oracle.  This was to be their … Continue reading

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