Getting Started

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss various tasks, deliverables, and tools that help in project preparation, scope management, communications management, quality management, risk management, and integration management. For this assignment, you will submit a discussion post regarding differences among the various costs of quality.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss prevention costs, appraisal costs, and failure costs.

Resources

  • Textbook: PMP Exam Prep
  • Article: Cost of Quality
  • Website: IWU Resource Page
  • Website: Evaluating Sources
  • Video: Cost of Quality: What Is It?
  • Video: Use Cost of Quality to Quantify Effort and Reduce Project Failure
    • [Note: The inclusion of publicly-accessible video links in your courses and program should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement of any products or services mentioned within them.]

Background Information

Prevention costs, appraisal costs, and failure costs—discuss the differences among them and identify at least two examples of each. Additionally, propose ways to minimize those costs.


Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Review in PMP Exam Prep, Chapter 8: Quality
  3. Read the article, Cost of Quality.
  4. Watch the following videos:
    1. Cost of Quality: What Is It? (2:48 min) or read the Cost of Quality: What Is It? Transcript.
    2. Use Cost of Quality to Quantify Effort and Reduce Project Failure (9:59 min) or read the Use Cost of Quality to Quantify Effort and Reduce Project Failure Transcript.
  5. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following prompt(s):
    1. Cost of quality is divided into prevention costs, appraisal costs, and failure costs. Discuss the differences among these costs, with at least two examples of each.
    2. Additionally, for one of your examples of each type of cost, indicate ways those costs could be reduced.
  6. In contrast to some of your prior courses, your initial post is due Day Three of the workshop, not Day Four.
  7. Your initial post should be a minimum of 200 words.
  8. Properly cite and reference one or more of the workshop’s sources in your original post.
  9. All references and citations should be in APA format.
    1. Review the APA Style page for information on how to cite sources and format citations and references properly.
    2. You may also review the OCLS Evaluating Sources page to see the criteria for credible Internet research websites.
  10. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop.
  11. Your postings also should:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.

Requirements: 200