Talk:Quality assurance

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Quality assurance article should be better[edit]

As an article on quality assurance, this article should be a lot better. There are quite a few clumsy sentences here, for example, in the first lines "When the first specialized craftsmen arose manufacturing tools for others..." which is not a proper English sentence. Beyond this, there should be a more systematic, detailed and well cited historical overview. At the moment it is a bit shabby. So perhaps here would be a good place to start practicing quality assurance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.24.113.27 (talk) 12:22, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree. Thank you for your suggestion. When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make those changes. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the edit this page link at the top. The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold in updating pages. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes — they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. You don't even need to log in (although there are many reasons why you might want to). --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 10:59, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the article is not very good. In my opinion it is not very easy to understand and does not address one of the main issues, the difference between QA and QC. In fact, in some places the article is confusing both. I do not have time for a complete review, but I would suggest to remark that QA is related to processes (i.e. ensure that a process to attain quality is followed) while QC is related to products (i.e. ensure that a product has attained the required quality by measurement of specified attributes). QC ensures quality, and QA cannot, but QA is usually a lot cheaper because it helps to avoid early deviations that would lead to bad products - that is, QA can improve the average quality of the products, and can also reduce the QC costs (e.g. sampling frequency and sample size could be reduced). Typical QA activities are process audits - to ensure that the proper process is followed and the required outputs are produced at each stage; typical QC activities are componente and product testing. Brindis15 (talk) 06:17, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Recently, this page is included into these Categories:

There is this hierarchy of Categories: Management > Quality > Quality assurance. As this page is included into the deepest, I suggests to remove the parental Categories, to prevent the overcategorasation. So, I go ahead, let me know about complaints. ;) Franta Oashi (talk) 17:24, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Assurance is Process oriented. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.248.245.106 (talk) 09:25, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Entire article talks about Testing which is Quality Control (QC) rather than Quality Assurance (QA)[edit]

The entire article talks about TEsting and the various types of testing with little or no adequate reference to Quality Assurance which primarily is the set of activities (including facilitation, training, measurement and analysis) needed to provide adequate confidence that processes are established and continuously improved in order to produce products or services that conform to requirements and are fit for use.

I strongly suggest that the detailed descriptions regarding types of TESTING be removed and Quality Assurance concepts are included. The TESTING related information can be added as part of Quality Control page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aravindan Shanmugasundaram (talkcontribs) 04:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

But isn't it all part of Quality management and should thus be merged? SandyWA (talk) 09:46, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

QA in Vocational Education and Training[edit]

I am of the opinion that this section does not belong in this article, but should be separated into a new article on QA in VET and/or about EQAVET - the Quality Assurance System for Vocational / Educational Training. --Anthony F. Camilleri (talk) 10:34, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Too general?[edit]

In my opinion, the article is very general - which is good on the one hand, but it lacks specific fields of application. Every industry has its own model of quality assurance or let's say quality management. Maybe it should be merged with Quality management or industries in particular? Any opinions? SandyWA (talk) 09:44, 15 July 2013 (UTC)