The World and IfSQ
European Foundation for Quality Management and IfSQ

The EFQM Excellence Model is a framework for organisational management systems, promoted by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and designed for helping organisations in their drive towards being more competitive. Regardless of sector, size, structure or maturity, organisations need to establish appropriate management systems in order to be successful,. The EFQM Excellence Model is a practical tool to help organisations do this by measuring where they are on the path to excellence; helping them understand the gaps; and then stimulating solutions.
—From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (June 2010)

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The intention of writing code to a programming standard is to assure the reliabilty and maintainability of the end product. With that objective in mind, IfSQ has produced and published standards which can be applied to programs written in any language for any platform.