PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Quality management could be defined as a general approach to product quality and results to be taken within each project phase and in each procedure followed by a team. The purpose of this methodology is to monitor products, processes and procedures to ensure that they are executed according to the appropriate quality.
Quality assessment procedures are based on specific rules and hubs that define how to carry out project activities, document preparation, internal coaching instructions, and review times.
ARCADIA SIT offers two steps to monitor project activities:
First step, active stages of evolution of the project:
a) Periodic and planned meetings
Meetings are formal events involving the contractor’s representative (project manager), and the client manager, with the goal of defining the basics of the project and planning the future actions to be taken.
b) Project Management Meetings
- Report on previous actions
- Project Manager Report (activity tracking)
- Task Manager Report (asset management)
- Review on the work plane
- Identify the level of project compliance with the established organizational process
- Finding problems based on the analysis of technical results
- Review of any requests
- Identification of risks based on project progress assessment and problem areas
- Finding corrective actions
- Scheduling subsequent actions
- Planning of the next meeting
- Discussion of the state of the budget
c) Technical meetings on specific project topics
- Identify problems since they arise, in order to correct them before they are aggravated in the later stages of the project
- Determining the elements that fully meet the goals set
- Identifying the potential areas of technical risk in the project that you can handle as the Avanza project manages
- Technical meetings convened by the project manager who decides who to deal with
Second step; Monitoring and signaling the project
For this action, ARCADIA SIT offers a web monitoring system that allows you to update and test each phase: timing, job progress, technical and administrative documentation.
Documentation and project reporting
Reporting the project is the basis for its management and administrative assessment.
This activity involves gathering and disseminating information regarding both the way resources are used to achieve the set goals and the assessment of the progress of the project, based on the future work plan.
The following reporting levels are then provided:
- Document with the requirements of the user
- Progress Reports
- Quality reports
- Other reports on specific project topics
- Final relation
- Handling written documents
The implementation of the system is based on a OpenERP platform executed on the web, which allows for immediate viewing of states and communication through a simple and structured interface.
This platform can be consulted and modified by any authorized user, in accordance with the permissions that determine which data and functions are accessible to each user.
It also allows, for each activity, to specify which documents are to be made, who must produce them, their acceptance or request for revision.
By integrating the workflow platform with our WebGIS product, we can monitor the progress of data production geographically, with the advantage of G.I.S. functions.
Among the main features are cartographic data management, mapping and mapping, map navigation, spatial analysis and support for a smooth and synthetic representation of the state of the project.
The most interconnected areas are:
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Task – Phases – Times – Resources
COMMUNICATION: Communication between the parties – publication of documents – test report – retention of documents
QUALITY CONTROL: Definition of Quality Control Process – Test Documentation – Procedures – Error in Report – Remedies – Meeting Planning
The most interconnected areas are:In Open ERP, a project is represented by a number of tasks to complete.
The process setting, managed by the WorkFlow platform, is accomplished with the logic of nested processes, providing a major stream of activity, each of which consists of a number of specific steps.
The projects have a tree structure that can be subdivided into phases and subfaces:
While analytical accounts examine the company’s past activities, Project Management’s role is to plan future activities. Although there is a close link between the two (as if a project was planned and then completed through OpenERP), there are still two different concepts, each of which contributes specifically to a flexible working process.
Main steps to monitor workflow
The administrator can define a new project, give it a name and place it in a hierarchy as the son of a parent project, assigning a project manager as well.
It also determines the overall duration of the job, indicating the start date and the end date. The “Administration tab” displays the information about Scheduled Time and Elapsed Time on the project, based on the work done.
- Define and schedule the project phases, executed by the administrator
- Gantt Chart
- Allocation Resources
- Definition of working time
- Defining the allocation of project resources
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:
- Management of activities
- Task progression control
Storing Attached Documents
For any object in Open ERP there is a session that allows the user to attach external documents. OpenERP will index the .doc, .pdf, .sxw, and .odt documents, so you can easily search for their content.
Flow of the process
Many documents have their own workflow and also participate in interfacing processes.
Unlike most other ERP systems and classic statistical systems, OpenERP provides dashboards for all system users, and not just for managers and accountants.
Each user can have their own Dashboards, tailored to specific needs, so that they can carry out activities effectively. For example, a developer using Project Dashboard can display detailed statistics and information such as a list of open tasks, tasks delegated to him, and an analysis of relevant project progress. Dashboards are dynamic and allowing the user to navigate easily around the entire database.
Statistics and Performance:
- Accurate statistics
- Advancement of activities
- Closing Delays
- Customization dashboards
- Dynamic statistics
- In-depth analysis
Gantt chart, calculated for the first delivery
The user can set the working time in the project file and invoke a Gantt diagram of the same from “Activity”. The system then calculates a project plan for faster delivery, using the order of tasks and the required work time.
Control the Quality Map Data Set
The geodatabase may be necessary to perform some inspection and repair, standardization and harmonization activities in order to make the data consistent and improve their quality. To this end, operational procedures, specific tests, and data quality control and support tools have been designed, based on the use of the latest GIS, in accordance with national and European standards.
The following procedures are available and reusable in similar processes:
- Procedure for selecting semiautomatic homologous points, with relative RMS calculation and residual error for each pair of points
- Procedure for georeferencing cadastral maps, with optimization of production times and automatic production register;
- Procedure for controlling the quality of the points of the landfill with a reference topographic base;
- Procedure for checking / clearing the geometry of map elements;
- Checking the topology of cadastral particles;
- Procedures for controlling mosaic and geodatabase production;
- Import tables from the property log into the database and verify consistency with cartographic elements of the landfill;
- Procedure for commissioning map points detected during detection operations.
- Workflow management software and data quality control, which assigns at each stage: input and output control, test, report production.
- Questions for sample extraction to be validated and sequential control of agricultural parcels, production of statistical reports.
For the control of geometry and topology we have developed a set of parameterized procedures for detecting errors, producing reports and in some cases intervening with correction automations in Python.
In ArcGis, using the ModelBuilder application, you can create, edit, and manage templates. Templates are workflows that group geoprocessing tools sequences, feeding the output of a tool to another input tool.
ModelBuilder can also be thought of as a visual programming language for building simple workflows or advanced methods that can extend ArcGIS functionality and integrate it with other applications, allowing you to create and share your own templates as a tool.
A sample template is provided below:
The advantages of ModelBuilder can be summarized as follows:
- ModelBuilder is an easy to use application for creating and running workflows that contain a sequence of tools.
- You can create your own tools with ModelBuilder and these can be used in Python scripts and other templates.
- ModelBuilder, along with scripting, is a way to integrate ArcGIS with other applications.