«Prevention is better than cure.» Quality Assurance is focused on planning, documenting and agreeing on a set of guidelines that are necessary to assure quality. Undertaking QA at the beginning of a project is a key tool to mitigate the risks that have been identified during the specification phases. Communication plays a central role in managing project risk, and is crucial for realising effective QA. Part of any risk mitigation strategy is the clear communication of both the risks, and their associated remedies to the teams involved in the project. It's a pro-active management practice that is applied to achieve a stated level of quality in projects.
QA a day keeps trouble away.
«Would prevention be better than cure?»
Cessante causa cessat effectus – If the cause is eliminated, the effect is also omitted.