A quality assurance strategy or plan is the starting point for creating quality assurance initiatives within your organization. Once the vision and strategic goals have been established, a plan is required to describe the method for reaching those goals.
A complete plan is comprised of the following sections:
There is a cost associated with each of these steps. Estimate the cost for each, keeping in mind that costs escalate throughout the development cycle. By addressing these issues early on, you will control and reduce total expenditures for the project.
Remember that quality assurance is a long-term strategy, not just a one-time sale.