Quality audits are about learning. The idea of a quality audit is to identify the lessons learned on the current project to determine how to make things better for this project—as well as for other projects within the organization. The idea is that Susan the project manager can learn from the implementations of Bob the project manager and vice versa.
Quality audits are formal reviews of what's been completed within a project, what worked, and what didn't work. The end result of the audit is improved performance for the current project, other projects, or the entire organization.
Quality audits can be scheduled at key intervals within a project or—surprise! — they can come without warning. The audit process can vary, depending on who is completing the audit: internal auditors or hired, third-party experts.
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