In a database, a collection of rows (records) that have associated columns (fields).
Pronounced Tan-staff-ll. An acronym for the adage "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch," popularized by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein and promulgated in his 1966 novel "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." It is often invoked in IT work to remind participants that "free" software or services actually require additional work and cost, or that no change comes without a cost.
A specific, definable activity to perform an assigned piece of work, often finished within a certain time.
A hierarchical data structure or a type of classification schema made up of classes, where a child of a taxonomy node represents a more restricted, smaller, subclass than its parent. An example is a directory tree structure. In some concepts, the term Taxonomy refers to the controlled language set used to describe each node in the taxonomy tree.
A senior Technical Engineer responsible for integrating elements of a complicated IT infrastructure and contributing to the development of an IT technology portfolio.
see Systems Architecture
A person responsible for researching, implementing, administering and supporting a portion of the information technology infrastructure.
Technical Specification (TS)+B607
A type of document in the International Organization for Standardization portfolio of deliverables.
A document specifying inputs, predicted results, a set of execution conditions for a test item, and a sequence of actions for the execution of a test.
A person who plans, schedules and addresses the quality of IT application testing.
An inflexible architectural approach to the connection between two or more computer systems that are exchanging data. Tightly-coupled connections can be difficult to change. In contrast, loosely-coupled systems are more flexible and are considered useful when either the source or the destination computer systems are subject to frequent changes.
A characteristic of data. It means rules for whether data is available during the time frame when it is needed.
Tone From the Top
Explicit or implicit messages sent by an organization's leadership. To be successful, compliance and governance programs generally require a strong tone from the top about expectations for participation.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
A methodology used to make investment decisions. TCO assesses the full lifecycle costs of something, not just the initial cost or purchase price.
Total Quality Management
TQM is a management approach for an organization, centered on quality, based on the participation of all its members and aiming at long-term success through customer satisfaction, and benefits to all members of the organization and to society. (International Organization for Standardization [ISO] definition)
see Total Quality Management
In general, the completeness of the information about every step in a process chain. In software development, traceability refers to the ability to link requirements back to stakeholders' rationales and forward to corresponding design artifacts, code,and test cases.
see data transformation
A trigger is a special form of stored procedure that goes into effect when you insert, delete, or update a specified table or column. Triggers can be used to enforce referential integrity.
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