Terms, below, are collectively identified as "Standards."
Benchmark: A qualifiable and/or quantifiable
standard, performance criteria or set of conditions
used for measurement, comparison, control, management
and improvement of performance.
Charters: An instrument of policy and procedure
on a specific subject, adopted by an organization.
Conventions: Also called rules; these standards
are more flexible and can be adapted to local needs.
The results will be similar, but not identical.
Guidelines: Broad criteria against which
to measure products.
Evaluation Criteria: Standards, characteristics
and other attributes that help evaluate the appropriateness
or acceptance of an action or object.
Legislation, the set of statutory laws
in a state.
Resources: Organizations and their projects
that relate to standards and guidelines. Published,
Standards: The most rigid and exacting level
of scientific and professional quality. If followed
consistently, they will yield identical products.