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Formal representation based on abstraction and idealisation of key structural and functional characteristics of a defined section of reality.
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.
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.
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.
MTBF – Mean Time between Failures
Mean time between two failures. In other words, the total time of operation divided by the total number of failures.
MTTR – Mean Time to Recovery
Mean time necessary to recover a machine to a specified condition.
Muda/ Mura/ Muri
Key elements of improvement (part of the Toyota Production Systems), the equivalent to English waste/unevenness/overburden.
Multipart MIME message includes more parts (Body parts) that are transmitted as data (also binary data).