Project quality management includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. It includes ''all activities of the overall management function that determine the quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities and implements them by means such as quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, within the quality system.''
Projects are typically part of an organization larger than the project— corporations, government agencies, health care institutions, international bodies, professional associations, and others.
Projects are typically authorized as a result of one or more needs. These stimuli may also be called ...