“Quality management” means a specific approach and a particular attention to product creation, and to the mechanisms to be adopted within each production phase.
The purpose of this methodology is to monitor production, processes and design procedures, in order to ensure that these fall within the quality standards.
The quality assessment procedures are based on specific rules and milestones that define the procedures for carrying out the project activities, dictating indications on the preparation of documents, instructions for internal cooperation and timing for reviews.
ARCADIA SIT proposes two steps of monitoring activities:
First step – Active phases of project evolution
- Periodic and planned meetings : these are formal events involving the contractor’s representative (project manager), and the client’s manager, with the aim of defining the bases of the project and planning the future actions to be undertaken.
- Project Management Meetings
- Report on previous actions
- Report of the Project Manager (activity monitoring)
- Report of the Task Manager (activity management)
- Review on the work plan
- Identification of the level of conformity of the project with the established organizational process
- Identification of problems based on the analysis of technical results
- Review reporting any requests
- Risk identification based on the evaluation of project progress and problem areas
- Identification of corrective actions
- Programming of subsequent actions
- Planning for the next meeting
- Discussion of the state of the balance sheet
- Technical meetings on specific project themes
- Identification of problems from their emergence, in order to correct them before they are aggravated in the later stages of the project
- Determination of the elements that fully satisfy the prefixed objectives
- Identification of potential areas of technical risk in the project to be managed as the Avanza project
- Technical meetings convened by the project manager who decides who should deal with it.
Second step – Monitoring and reporting of the project
For this action, ARCADIA SIT proposes a monitoring of the web system that allows updating and checking each phase as timing, work progress, technical and administrative documentation.
The reporting of the project is the basis for the management and administrative evaluation of the same, this activity involves the collection and dissemination of information regarding the way in which resources are used to achieve the objectives set, and the assessment of the progress of the project. project, based on the work plan.
The following reporting levels are therefore envisaged:
- Document with user requirements
- Progress reports
- Quality reports
- Other reports on specific themes of the project
- Final report
- Handling of written documents
The implementation of the system is based on a web-based OpenERP platform, which allows an immediate view of the states and communication, through a simple and structured interface, this platform can be consulted and modified by any authorized user, in compliance with the authorizations that determine which data and functions are accessible to each user, also allows, for each activity, to specify which documents must be produced, who must produce them, their acceptance or request for revision.
By integrating the workflow platform with our WebGIS product, it is possible to monitor the progress of data production geographically, and with the advantage of GIS functions, among the main ones are the management of map data, the display of maps and themes, cartographic navigation, spatial analysis and support of an easy and concise geographical representation of the project status.
The mainly interconnected areas are :
- Project management (Task – Phases – Times – Resources) li>
- Communication (communication between the parties – publication of documents – test report – filing of documents) li>
- Quality Control (Definition of Quality Control Process – Test Documentation – Procedures – Report Error – Corrective Notes – Meeting Schedule) li>
In OpenERP, a project is represented by a series of activities to be completed, the process setting, managed by the WorkFlow Manager platform, is realized with the logic of nested processes, providing a main flow of activities, each of which consists of a series of specific steps, the projects have a tree structure that can be subdivided into phases and sub-phases, as shown in the following image.
Analytical accounts examine the past activities of the company, while the role of Project Management is the planning of future activities. Although there is a close link between the two, (as if a project has been planned and then completed through OpenERP), there are still two different concepts, each of which contributes specifically to a flexible work process.
Main steps to monitor workflow
The administrator can define a new project, give it a name and insert it in a hierarchy as the child of a parent project, assigning a project manager to it, the general duration of the work is also established, signaling the start date and end date. and on the “Administration tab” the information on Scheduled time and Time spent on the project is displayed, based on the work performed.
- Definition and planning of the project phases, performed by the administrator li>
- Gantt chart li>
- Allocation resources li>
- Working time definition li>
- Defining the allocation of project resources li>
Once a project has been defined, the user can enter the tasks to be performed, create a new task and assign it to an existing project, based on:
- Activities management li>
- progression li>
- Make li>
- Control of the progression of the Task
Storing attached documents
For any object in Open ERP there is a session that allows the user to attach external documents. OpenERP will index documents such as .doc, .pdf, .sxw and .odt, so you can easily search for their content.
Many documents have their own workflow and also participate in cross-functional processes.
Unlike most other ERP systems and classic statistics-based systems, OpenERP provides dashboards for all system users, not just for managers and accountants. Each user can have his own Dashboards, adapted to specific needs, so as to be able to carry out activities effectively, for example, a developer who uses Project Dashboard can view detailed statistics and information such as a list of open activities, activities delegated to he and an analysis of the progress of the relevant projects, the Dashboards are dynamic and allowing the user to easily navigate around the entire information base.
Statistics and performance:
- Accurate statistics li>
- Advancement of activities li>
- Closure delays li>
- Dashboard customization li>
- Dynamic statistics li>
- In-depth analysis li>
Gantt chart, calculated for the first delivery
The user can set the working time in the project file and retrieve a Gantt chart of the same from “Activity”. The system then calculates a project plan for faster delivery, using the order of activities and the necessary work time.
Quality Map Data Set Check
The geodatabase may be necessary to perform some inspections and repair, standardization and harmonization activities in order to make data consistent with each other and improve their quality. To this end, operational procedures, specific tests and tools for monitoring and supporting data quality have been designed, based on the use of the latest generation GIS, in compliance with national and European standards.
The following procedures are available and reusable in similar processes:
- Procedure for the selection of semiautomatic homologous points, with relative calculation of the RMS and of the residual error for each pair of points li>
- Procedure for georeferencing cadastral maps, with optimization of production times and automatic production records li>
- Procedure for the quality control of land registry points with a topographic reference base li>
- Procedure to check / clean the geometry of the map elements li>
- Control of the topology of the cadastral parcels li>
- Procedures for checking the mosaic and the production geodatabase li>
- Importing tables from the property registry into the database and checking consistency with cartographic elements of the cadastre li>
- Procedure for commissioning the map points detected during the detection operations li>
- Software for workflow management and for data quality control, which assigns to each phase: input and output control, test, report production li>
- Questions for the extraction of samples to be validated and sequential control of agricultural parcels, production of statistical reports li>
For the control of geometry and topology we have developed in Python language, a series of procedures parameterized to detect errors, produce reports and in some cases intervene with automatisms for corrections.
In ArcGis, using the ModelBuilder application, you can create, edit and manage templates. Templates are workflows that connect multiple geoprocessing tools, automating the execution of the tools and combining them in order to obtain complex procedures. ModelBuilder can also be thought of as a visual programming language for the construction of workflows, this is useful for the construction and execution of simple workflows, but it can also provide advanced methods to extend the functionality of ArcGIS allowing create and share your models as a tool. ModelBuilder is also used to integrate ArcGIS with other applications. An example is provided below: