The Quality Register is effectively a diary of the quality events planned and undertaken (for example, workshops, reviews, inspections,
testing, pilots, acceptance and audits).
It is created during the Initiating a Project process as the products and quality control measures are being defined.
It is then maintained (in line with the current baseline plans) throughout the project.
As the project progresses and records of the quality activities are received, the Quality Register is updated to reflect (in summary form)
the actual results from the quality activities.
The Quality Register provides key audit and assurance information, relating what was planned and agreed (in the Quality Management Strategy and Product Descriptions) to the quality activities actually performed.
The amount of information included in the Quality Register can vary considerably, depending on the extent to which quality metrics (e.g. ‘defect counts’) need to be analysed for process improvement purposes.
An example of a Quality Register is shown in the diagram.
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