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|Main Title||Quality Assurance: Organizational, Catalytic, Technical.|
|Author||Simes, G. F. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.|
|Additional Subjects||Quality assurance ; Project planning ; Catalysts ; Procedures ; Standards ; Performance evaluation ; Decision making ; Project management ; Research and development ; Lessons learned ; Quality control ; Reprints ; Quality System Pyramid|
In a normal quality system, two distinct levels of quality assurance (QA) requirements are addressed: the organizational (or institutional) level and the technical (or project) level. Dynamic quality systems, on the other hand, not only include the normal components but also integrate catalytic components. These catalytic components are critical to the foundation supporting the Quality System Pyramid (QSP); however, they are often overlooked in the design stage of many quality systems. While this chapter does consider the characteristics of a normal quality system, an intentional focus is levied at the seldom explored dimension--catalysts.