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Method

Procedure planned according to resources and purpose leading to technical skills in solving theoretical and practical tasks.

Metrics

Numerical representation of a characteristic. Metrics must make possible a comparison with a reference value.

Microcontroller

Electronic computer, processor, memory and input/output switching circuits associated with a single silicon chip.

Microprocessor

Chip that represents a central memory in systems equipped with microcomputers. Microprocessor controls data processing in a system, inputs and outputs and peripheral and memory devices.

Milestone

Time decision point during a project.

MIME

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

Model

Formal representation based on abstraction and idealisation of key structural and functional characteristics of a defined section of reality.

Modularity

Degree to which a closed subsystem or software component includes interconnected logical units (software modules). Complexity of software modules interconnections needs to be clear and controllable.

Morphological boxes

Systematic method of raising ideas. A solution to a problem may be found by dividing the problem into individual aspects that can consequently be changed. Through various random combinations numerous new solutions arise so that the likelihood of achieving a potential optimum increases. On the other hand, rush solutions result in prompt identification of a problem.

Motivation

The term “motivation” stands for the readiness of employees to perform. Quality awareness is reflected in the way individual employees approach quality issues in the area of interest.

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