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ALSO CALLED: Data Quality Control, Total Quality Management, TQM, Quality Standards
DEFINITION: Total Quality Management (TQM) is a comprehensive and structured approach to organizational management that seeks to improve the quality of products and services through ongoing refinements in response to continuous feedback. TQM requirements may be defined separately for a particular organization or may be in adherence to established standards, such as the International Organization for Standardization's  … 
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Enterprise Strategies to Improve Application Testing: Optimized Test Environments Speed the Deployment of Reliable Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Princeton Softech Optim™ enables IT organizations to meet even the most complex application testing challenge by providing all the fundamental components of an effective test data management strategy.
Posted: 14 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2005


Reducing risk through requirements-driven quality management: An end-to-end approach
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: When IT initiates a project, the department makes a commitment to the business to ensure quality and success when it is deployed. Learn how requirements management helps IT quantify project risks and make informed decisions about resource allocation.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008


Scalable Data Quality: A Seven Step Plan for Any Size Organization
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: No matter the size of your business, data quality is an absolute requirement for success. Learn the seven steps you need to develop a plan for data quality - one that scales to your growing business needs.
Posted: 07 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Melissa Data Corp

Delivering Applications with Confidence: Using Continuous Integrated Testing
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about continuous integrated testing (CIT) as an alternative to the traditional unit and functional testing approach that allows development and QA to work together, enabling more efficient production of quality applications.
Posted: 15 May 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Compuware Corporation

Journey towards Zero Defects: Challenges, Best Practices and Testing Models
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Organizations face different challenges at different levels of testing maturity. Testing Maturity Model (TMM) and Test Process Improvement (TPI) are two of the contemporary testing maturity models discussed in this paper.
Posted: 10 Nov 2005 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Wipro Technologies
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QUALITY CONTROL DEFINITION (continued): …  ISO 9000 series. TQM can be applied to any type of organization; it originated in the manufacturing sector and has since been adapted for use in almost every type of organization imaginable, including schools, highway maintenance, hotel management, and churches. As a current focus of e-business, TQM is based on quality management from the customer's point of view.TQM processes are divided into four sequential categories: plan, do, check, and act (the PDCA cycle). In the planning phase, people define the problem to be addressed, collect relevant data, and ascertain the problem's root cause; in … 
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