Behind every successful company in every industry is a strong quality team.
Projects in the energy sector are becoming increasingly complex and involve an abundance of specialized personnel. Some question the purpose of having a quality assurance team, not realizing it benefits not just the regulators, but everyone.
What is Quality Assurance?
Quality Assurance is a systematic method of preventing defects and avoiding problems. This discipline should be considered an indispensable investment. Quality teams scrutinize not just the product itself but the process to create the products. Providing these services are vital to maintain a good reputation and keep the public, workers and environment safe.
Quality Assurance is needed through the full life-cycle of your project. From the onset, quality assurance professionals will ensure that all aspects of a project have clearly established requirements. The program will establish rules, processes and tools necessary to complete work effectively and efficiently. As the project progresses, quality teams will track progress and determine improvement opportunities.
Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of [quality] management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better – Edwards Deming
Benefits of Outsourcing to an Expert Quality Assurance Team
There are many benefits of having a strong Quality Assurance team including:
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Consider your QA team the regulatory experts. They are trained and experienced to know the codes, standards and the best practice for meeting all the project requirements. A part of the process is to gather the requirements, determine appropriate execution methods, and evaluate implementation and monitoring techniques. With the right personnel you can efficiently meet all requirements.
The truth is that an excellent quality assurance team will save you money. Many project managers often fail to include rework costs when detailing their project budgets. The best way to avoid these costs is to get it right the first time. By having a hold point for quality assurance experts they can detect and fix issues at early stages. Through careful investigation experts can determine the root-cause and can prevent future costly events and improve overall performance. Ultimately, this will reduce costs of rework and retesting.
Sets High Standards
Set the expectations high from the beginning. Teams can develop full-cycle quality management programs that will shift the emphasis to prevention rather than detecting issues. Quality assurance incorporates requirements from corporate management, field personnel, regulators and client representatives. High quality builds trust with clients and the public and can give you a competitive edge.
Our team of quality assurance professionals have a wide range of skills and experience. Our team is capable of handling both complex tasks and are diligent with day-to-day routine tasks. It is critical to have an effective leader that sets the goals for the quality team. The most effective teams are organized from the top-down by our technical experts and combine both technical and soft skills.