Q Project Phases Introduction  

When you plan a quality project, you need to consider many general principles and plenty of tricky details. There is a certain risk of not seeing the forest from the trees.

Here are seven phases covering quality from the beginning till the end of the project.

The sequence of the phases may change in various contexts and situations, but you should not forget any of them

In practice you cannot produce a project plan through a linear approach, but you need to come back again to previous phases after you have designed the latter ones.

The phases and their main questions:


Why a quality project?

Aims and Objectives

What are the objectives of your quality project?


Which model should be chosen?


How to organise the project?


What kind of results do you expect to have?


How to make it work after the project?


How can evaluation support the implementation of the project?

For answering each question you have a collection of resources. In each phase, you will find a list of supportive questions in "Planning Questions", a description of the relevant "Issues", some "Recommendations" based on previous experience and some "Evaluative Questions".

After having a look at the resources, you will have a chance to write down your ideas in the "Wrinting Page" and to remind yourself of the most important items in "To Remember" . These interactive pages will be available to you each time you enter with the same login

Once you have gone through all the phases, you have to ensure that the project will make a sensible whole. In the section “Making It an Entirety” you will answer the question: “How to make the project work as a logical and fluent set of activities?”

In each phase you can go to the “Making It an Entirety” and print the whole plan (constructed with the Writing Page from every phase)