acronym for Joint Application Development. See JAD session.
Originally JAD referred to joint application development. It described a process for designing software where prospective end users met to collaboratively examine user requirements and agree upon design decisions. JAD session has taken on a broader meaning, referring to any such collaborative meeting, where participants work together to address a common problem.
see Just in Time
An operation performed on tables of data in a relational DBMS in which the data from two tables is combined in a larger, more detailed joined table.
Three managerial processesentified by Joseph M. Juran for use in managing for quality: quality planning, quality control and quality improvement.
Just in Time
An approach to activities or processes or reports where they take place only when requested. This approach is in contrast to Just in Case, where activities or processes or reports are created in the anticipation that someone may need them.
Just-in-time (JIT) Process
A process that is conducted only when it is needed, eliminating wasted effort.
Just-in-time (JIT) Training
The provision of training only when it is needed, an approach designed to reduce or eliminate the loss of knowledge and skill caused by a lag between training and use.
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