This Guest case study was submitted for publication 8/15/13.
It is copyright to Young Min Park, PMP MSPM, 2013.
Published here March 2014

PART 1 | Introduction to Part 2 | Project Governance and Organization
Stakeholder Management and Project Charter | Project Planning, Scope Planning, and Team Building
Estimating Activity Durations and Project Duration | Project Time Management
Project Cost Management | Project Quality Planning and Control
Project Human Resources Management and Communications
Summary and Conclusions | Issues for Discussion

Project Quality Planning and Control

Project quality planning requires identifying what quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them. At Yonseol, King Jeongjo emphasized the solidity of the fortress more than its beauty.

Figure 33: Yeonsul, December 8th, 1793
Figure 33: Yeonsul, December 8th, 1793


Translation of extract shown in yellow:

"The King instructed Dochung Lee Youkyung: 'I thought you are wise enough to do the job, therefore the solidness is the most important in fortress construction, and strong foundation will lead the rest.
I'm saying that the gorgeousness is not important but solidity is most important.'"

Project quality control

According to the "Samok" (Management Principle), "Engraving the names of workers and supervisors at the surface of each facilities" is required. Quality Control may be defined as "Monitoring specific project results to determine whether they comply with relevant quality standards and identifying ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance." The King instructed that the names of supervisors and craftsmen inspecting the solidity of the fortress be thus engraved.

Figure 34: Samok
Figure 34: Samok


Translation of extract shown in yellow:

"At every point of each different place of fortress, engrave the names of Gamdong, Paejang, Seokgong, Pyunsoo on the surface of the stones in order to inspect the solidness and evaluate the capability."


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