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An organizational improvement model that serves as a roadmap for initiating, planning, and implementing improvement actions. The IDEAL model is named for the five phases it describes: initiating, diagnosing, establishing, acting, and learning.

impact analysisUK

The identification of all work products affected by a change, including an estimate of the resources needed to accomplish the change. [Reference: After ISO 24765]


An event occurring that requires investigation.

incident management toolUK

A tool that facilitates the recording and status tracking of incidents. - See also: defect management tool

incident reportUK

Documentation of the occurrence, nature, and status of an incident. [Reference: ISO 29119]

Incident ReportUK

documentation of the occurrence, nature, and status of an incident

incremental development modelUK

A type of software development lifecycle model in which the component or system is developed through a series of increments. [Reference: After PMBOK]

independence of testingUK

Separation of responsibilities, which encourages the accomplishment of objective testing. [Reference: After DO-178b]

independent test labUK

An organization responsible to test and certify that the software, hardware, firmware, platform, and operating system follow all the jurisdictional rules for each location where the product will be used.