Provides guidance and direction on how quality will be managed and validated throughout the project.


Identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and its deliverables and documenting how the project will demonstrate compliance with quality requirements and/or standards.


Quality planning should be performed in parallel with the other planning processes. For example, proposed changes in the deliverables to meet identified quality standards may require cost or schedule adjustments and detailed risk analysis of the impact on plans.

The quality planning techniques discussed here are those used most frequently on projects. There are many others that may be useful on specific projects or in some application areas.


  • Project Management Plan
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Risk Register
  • Requirements Documentation


  • Quality Management Plan
  • Process Improvement Plan
  • Quality Metrics
  • Quality Checklists
  • Updated Project Documents



Task Instructions:

Identify Project Specific Metrics

    1. Using the Product Quality Plan, [the Project Manager] consulting with [the Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management Office] is responsible for deciding to document metrics for the project, which are in addition to the standard metrics.


Develop Peer Review Plan

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