It is often a struggle to decide what should go into a quality plan. It becomes easier if you break it down into the main areas (the 3Ps):

Products (software and deliverables)

How will we test them?

How will we know the meet the requirements or are complete?

How will we inspect them (eg peer review)?

How will we number them (eg version or configuration control)?

How will we store and distribute them?


What is expected of them (start time etc.)?

How will they record their time?

How will they do their work (document standards, filing standards)?


What processes need to be adhered to (change, risk, issue etc.)?

How will we capture any deviation to a process?

What role does an individual play in a process?

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