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CAPM08 | Project Quality Management – Preparing for the CAPM

CAPM08 | Project Quality Management – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 8 Project Quality Management of the PMBOK. This is the eighth session in the mentoring series “Preparing for the CAPM”. Mark and Terri study together out of the fifth edition of the PMBOK as Terri gets ready to take the CAPM exam.

Preparing for the CAPM Series


I received such great feedback about “Preparing for the CAPM” series, I have decided to increase its value to those who are preparing to take the CAPM exam. In doing so, I have packaged the series into a full blown CAPM Prep program. The new and better series is the center of the site. Select here to learn more about the SensiblePM CAPM Prep Program.

What is covered in this Session?

During the podcast you will learn about the following Quality Management Processes:

  • Plan Quality Management
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Control Quality

You will also learn about important quality concepts including

  • The difference between Quality and Grade
  • The difference between Precision and Accuracy
  • The importance of including the following in your Quality Management Plan
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Prevention over Inspection
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Management Responsibility
    • Cost of Quality (COQ)

You will also learn about important quality tools including

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Cost of Quality (COQ)
  • Seven Basic Quality Tools
    • Cause-and-effect diagrams
    • Flowcharts
    • Checksheets
    • Pareto diagrams
    • Histograms
    • Control charts
    • Scatter diagrams
  • Benchmarking
  • Design of Experiments
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Additional Quality Planning Tools
    • Brainstorming
    • Force field analysis
    • Nominal group technique
  • Quality management and control tools
    • Affinity diagrams
    • Process decision program charts (PDPC)
    • Interrelationship digraphs
    • Tree diagrams
    • Prioritization matrices
    • Activity network diagrams
    • Matrix diagrams
    • Tree diagrams
  • Quality Audits
  • Process Analysis
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Inspection

Links and Resources mentioned has a great set of examples to help understand the Seven Basic Quality Tools.

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