by John Swaren
| September 25, 2014
In Parametrics is Free, I acknowledged receiving (too late) “you should’ve known to ask that” over the years. Quality control after-the-fact is fine; but it’s better and cheaper to take a systematic approach to quality assurance as part of your estimating process. The sheer volume of what we model can often keep us so close to the details that we are unable to step back and put on our QA hat on for a sanity check. Enter Quality! On a very large project, our team has introduced a few regular cross-checks, notwithstanding typical math check-sums.
To summarize QA process, we backward plan enough time from delivery to allow us to bring multiple perspectives and approaches to bear. Quality is still (almost) free; and it’s worth the time… every time! Do you have a best practice quality tip that you'd like to share? Leave us a comment.