Conformance is how well realities match specifications, rules, principles and plans. The following are illustrative examples.Work that matches what was requested in requirements.
Work that matches a design. Typically, a design conforms to requirements and work products conform to both design and requirements.
Processes & PracticesFollowing official processes and practices as opposed to taking shortcuts or improvising. Hopefully processes are flexible enough that conformance isn't irrational.
StandardsAccurately following an industry, professional or internal standard.
ContractsMeeting the terms of a contract.
PerformanceMeeting operational targets and commitments such as a service that achieves its service levels.A product, service or result that adheres to specifications. For example, a process of quality control is often used to confirm conformance to specifications on a production line.
Rules & RegulationsFollowing rules and regulations. The term conformance implies that you're doing something voluntarily to be productive. The term compliance is used when you're forced to follow a rule such as a regulation.
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