Re: QUERY: ISO 9000

Subject: Re: QUERY: ISO 9000
From: Bob Morrisette <robert -dot- morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 11:08:10 -0800

> From elaine -at- CALVAL -dot- GSFC -dot- NASA -dot- GOV Thu Dec 5 10:46:12 1996
> X-Sender: elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
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> Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 13:37:22 -0500
> From: "Elaine R. Firestone" <elaine -at- CALVAL -dot- GSFC -dot- NASA -dot- GOV>
> Subject: QUERY: ISO 9000
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU

> Hi all! I'm being given the opportunity to go to ISO 9000 training here at
> NASA (in-house course, apparently 4 days long). Goddard Space Flight
> Center has to be ISO 9000 compliant by 1999. My questions are

> 1) what exactly _is_ ISO 9000 (again, I've heard of it _a lot_ but don't
> really know what it is)? and

> 2) how prevalent are these standards in documentation now? do lots of
> y'all use them? Is it a real marketable skill?

> TIA.

> elaine

> Elaine R. Firestone
> elaine -at- calval -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
> elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov

A good introduction to ISO 9000 is at

ISO isn't really a documentation standard, but it is a good
term to have on your resume.

Bob Morrisette
writer -at- sabu -dot- EBay -dot- sun -dot- com

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