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Quality Assurance (QA)

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Quality Assurance (QA) - definition(s)

Quality Assurance (QA) - A purchasing function that determines contractual compliance of items and services. This is done through inspections, tests, surveys, and audits of contractors' production and quality control systems. (Also see contracting officer representative (COR).)

[Category=Postal ]

Source: USPS, 24 October 2009 11:19:02, External

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Quality Assurance (QA) - The process responsible for gaining assurance that the quality of a product, service or process will provide its intended value. (Baseline ITIL definition). See also Data Quality_.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 20 December 2009 09:05:33, External

Quality Assurance - Process designed to ensure translation quality, in which specific processes are followed with the purpose of minimizing errors.

[Category=Localization/Localisation ]

Source: Common Sense Advisory, 23 January 2010 11:13:42, External

Quality Assurance - The department, role or process responsible for validating that which is proposed to ensure a correct outcome. The planned and systematic activities to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality.

[Category=Data Cleansing ]

Source: X4DB, 23 May 2010 11:08:17, External

Quality Assurance - The process of ensuring a correct result.

[Category=Information Management ]

Source:, 03 July 2010 11:44:09, External

Quality Assurance - The process of ensuring a correct result.

[Category=Data Management ]

Source: DataMentors, 25 August 2010 10:31:20, External

Quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) - Two terms that have many interpretations because of the multiple definitions for the words assurance and control. For example, assurance can mean the act of giving confidence, the state of being certain or the act of making certain; control can mean an evaluation to indicate needed corrective responses, the act of guiding or the state of a process in which the variability is attributable to a constant system of chance causes. (For a detailed discussion on the multiple definitions, see ANSI/ISO/ASQ A3534-2, Statistics ”Vocabulary and Symbols ”Statistical Quality Control.) One definition of quality assurance is: all the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality. One definition for quality control is: the operational techniques and activities used to fulfill requirements for quality. Often, however, quality assurance and quality control are used interchangeably, referring to the actions performed to ensure the quality of a product, service or process.

[Category=Quality ]

Source: American Society for Quality, 15 October 2010 10:16:12, External

Quality Assurance - A planned and systematic set of activities to ensure that variances in processes are clearly identified, assessed and improving defined processes for fullfilling the requirements of customers and product or service makers.

A planned and systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that the product optimally fulfils customer's expectations.

A planned and systematic set of activities to ensure that requirements are clearly established and the defined process complies to these requirements.

"Work done to ensure that Quality is built into work products, rather than Defects." This is by (a) identifying what "quality" means in context; (b) specifying methods by which its presence can be ensured; and (c) specifying ways in which it can be measured to ensure conformance (see Quality Control (QC), also Quality_).

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: iSixSigma, 17 February 2011 09:01:56, External

Quality Assurance (QA) - Quality assurance is a set of activities intended to establish confidence that quality requirements will be met. QA is one part of quality management (QM).

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Source: Praxium Research Group Ltd, 12 March 2011 10:29:49, External

Quality Assurance (QA) - An integrated system of management activities involving planning, implementation, assessment, reporting, and quality improvement to ensure that a process, item, or service is of the type and quality needed and expected by the client.

[Category=Quality Assurance ]

Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 25 March 2011 09:42:48, External

Quality Assurance - ISO 9000:2000 defines Quality Assurance as 'providing confidence that requirements will be met'. - update provided by J Broomfield; it can also be defined as 'the planned and systematic activities put in place to ensure quality requirements for a product or service will be fulfilled'.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 19 April 2011 11:10:59, External

quality assurance - [Category=Quality Assurance ] A process used to verify the quality of a product after its production.

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Source: esri, 22 July 2012 10:25:24, External 


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