Standard

 

28th OCCC Session

 

Taxonomy & Standardization Work Group

Hamid R. Qavami

Standard (Gen.) Definition

  1. A level of quality
  2. Something used as a measure, norm, or model in comparative evaluations
  3. used or accepted as normal or average (adj)

 

ISO Standards

About ISO

(International Organization for Standardization) 

 is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards.

The ISO story

In London, in 1946, 65 delegates from 25 countries meet to discuss the future of International Standardization. In 1947, ISO officially comes into existence with 67 technical committees (groups of experts focusing on a specific subject).

Standard (ISO) Definition

A document that provides:

  1. requirements
  2. specifications
  3. guidelines
  4. characteristics

to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose

Benefits of using

ISO Standards

Ensure that products and services

  • Safe
  • Reliable
  • Good quality 

For business

Strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors, and increasing productivity.

For companies

Help to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.

ISO Certifications

ISO Certifications 

Don't say:

"ISO certified" or "ISO certification"

This is performed by external certification bodies, thus a company or organization cannot be certified by ISO.

Say:

"ISO 9001:2015" certified" or "ISO 9001:2015 certification" (for example).

Popular standards

ISO 9000 FAMILY — QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

The ISO 9000 family is the world’s best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.

ISO/IEC 27001 — INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Providing security for any kind of digital information, the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards is designed for any size of organization.

 
ISO 3166 — COUNTRY CODES

 

Avoid confusion when referring to countries and their subdivisions with this standard.

ISO/IEC 27001 is widely known, providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS), though there are more than a dozen standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family.
  • The Condition of Standardization in the Country  (Specially IT sector)
  • Standard are Best Practices, but Best for whom?
    • Are all of them Global?!
  • Standard as Law or a Culture?
  • ...

Open Discussion 

Standard-2015Jan

By Hamid Reza Qavami

Standard-2015Jan

Open Discussion of 28th OCCC Meeting

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