A QMS is developed and maintained that includes proven development and acquisition processes and standards. This is enabled by planning, implementing and maintaining the QMS by providing clear quality requirements, procedures and policies. Quality requirements are stated and communicated in quantifiable and achievable indicators. Continuous improvement is achieved by ongoing monitoring, analysis and acting upon deviations, and communicating results to stakeholders. Quality management is essential to ensure that IT is delivering value to the business, continuous improvement and transparency for stakeholders.