Quality Engineering



Definition

Quality engineering is the activity consisting of the cohesive collection of all tasks that are primarily performed to ensure and help continually improve the quality of an endeavor’s process and work products.

Goals

The typical goals of quality engineering are to:

Objectives

The typical objectives of quality engineering are to:

Examples

Examples of quality engineering based on scope include:

Preconditions

Quality engineering typically may begin when the following preconditions hold:

Completion Criteria

Quality engineering is typically complete when the following postconditions hold:

Tasks

Quality engineering involves the following teams performing the following quality engineering tasks:

The following diagram illustrates the relationships between the quality tasks:


Relationships Between Quality Tasks Quality Needs Assessment Quality Planning Quality Modeling Quality Assurance Quality Control Quality Plan Quality Model Work Units Work Products

Environments

Quality engineering is typically performed using the following environment(s) and associated tools:

Work Products

Quality engineering typically results in the production of all or part of the following work products:

Phases

Quality engineering tasks are typically performed during the following phases:

Guidelines