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Models, Managing Models, Quality Models: An Example of Quality Management



Joan Tyler


Quality is an increasingly important element in competitiveness. This paper will focus on strategies underway within a standards-making organization for improving its complex standards. This paper explains the quality approach developed to function within this standards environment. Aside from the standards-making community, any organization interested in establishing quality metrics and quality thresholds to assess technical quality will find this paper useful. Also included is an overview of a methodology developed to verify the technical quality of information and data models. These models provide the basis for the standard. The types of models denoted in the title include information, activity, data, or process models which are notated in some formal modeling language. Quality thresholds to guide information model developers and evaluators are described, along with an overview of the team approach used in applying the methodology. A description of quality management for models is included along with the roles of management in assuring that quality models are produced.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4738
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models, standards, STEP


Tyler, J. (1991), Models, Managing Models, Quality Models: An Example of Quality Management, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 13, 2024)


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Created December 31, 1990, Updated October 12, 2021