An investigation into the use of quality management techniques in NZ IT projects : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Information Systems at Massey University
The risks in an IT project are very high both because of its complexity and also because the context of rapidly-developing technology leads to a high degree of uncertainty. IT projects should have comprehensive formal quality management fully integrated within all aspects of project management. A review of the quality management in IT project literature suggests, customer-focused TQM is now synonymous with good management. TQM combines the use of computerised data collection and statistical experimentation with a focus on teamwork, group participation and a culture of continuous improvement in operating systems (Robert. 1993). Using the survey methodology and through two case studies, qualitative data was gathered to develop a model of quality management implementation process in New Zealand. Key words: Quality. Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Model.