Quality is one of JCS' core values. Through decades of
experience working on IT projects and programs of all shapes and sizes,
we have learned that unyielding attention to quality is a hallmark of
success. Whether it is reflected in the completeness of our
work plans, the accuracy of our budgets, or
the way we interact with others, our commitment to quality is evident.
On a critical project or a large, complicated program, a small
problem left unattended can easily evolve into a major issue. It
is imperative that you have mechanisms in place to prevent problems
where possible, and to quickly and effectively address them when they do
One prevalent misconception about quality is that it 'takes too much
time". On the contrary, our experience has shown - time and time
again - that a focus on quality both saves time and improves
performance. Simply put, doing the right thing the right way is
better, faster, and more efficient in the long run. When problems
do occur, dealing with them in a swift and comprehensive manner will
minimize their negative impact on the effort.
Quality management on a project or program can take
many forms. One way to improve quality is to make effective use of
proven methods and tools. Another approach is to
include development and review of formal project deliverables at
key steps throughout your effort. A good status reporting process
can be another way to drive quality on a project or program.
Ensuring that your team is appropriately trained to perform the work
they are assigned, and instituting regular peer reviews
of key work products are other quality management
Regardless of the size or scope of your project, paying attention to
quality will save you time and money in the long run. JCS can work
with you to develop a tailored quality management approach for your
project or progam, and to help you deploy it effectively.