GLOSSARY: Quality Assurance (QA)

Quality assurance, or QA for short, refers to a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met. QA cannot absolutely guarantee the production of quality products, unfortunately, but makes this more likely. Two key principles characterize QA: "fit for purpose" and "right first time". QA includes regulation of the quality of raw materials, assemblies, products and components; services related to production; and management, production and inspection processes. What are the 7 Deadly Sins of Quality Assurance and Quality Control? Find out