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S.M.A.R.T. goal methodologyUK

A methodology whereby objectives are defined very specifically rather than generically. SMART is an acronym derived from the attributes of the objective to be defined: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.


A cryptographic technique that adds random data (salt) to the user data prior to hashing. - See also: hashing


The degree to which a component or system can be adjusted for changing capacity. [Reference: After Gerrard]

scalability testingUK

Testing to determine the scalability of the software product.

scenario-based reviewUK

A review technique in which a work product is evaluated to determine its ability to address specific scenarios.


A person who records information during the review meetings. [Reference: After IEEE 1028]