Quality Assurance is a discipline to ensure that project management standards, processes, and procedures are appropriate and effectively implemented to increase the probability of a project's success. A project has an increased probability of success when the agency's executive management team and project management team are provided with timely, independent, and objective assessments. Quality Assurance applies to the entire project, from initiation through implementation and close out. Quality Assurance provides its greatest value when it is engaged as early as possible, beginning with the feasibility study.
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