"Standards provide industries and innovators with a common language that facilitates trade, simplifies transactions and enables people to work together toward greater common goals that cut across disciplines and borders" - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Technical standards are mandatory norms or requirements developed by professional committees. They are designed to ensure products, procedures, and services are consistent, compatible, safe, and effective. There are thousands of active standards (ISO has published more than 22,600!), and they affect almost every product or service we encounter.
How are Standards Used?
Standards may be titled in slightly different ways depending on the publishing organization. Most standard titles contain the same components, however:
Acronym of the publishing organization
Date of the standard
Name of the standard
Example: IEEE1012-2016Standard for System, Software, and Hardware Verification and Validation