The work of the OQSI is dedicated to the elaboration and dissemination of recommendations for quality standards, methods and procedures to achieve economic, effective and efficient management and outcomes for:
We place particular emphasis the assessment and development of appropriate logic & analytical techniques for incorporation into online information management systems for the management of projects and project portfolios. The objective is to secure more economic, efficient and effective project operations management supported by the most advanced financial appraisals.
- individual project cycles
- project portfolio cycles
- policy cycles
OQSI takes into account all known existing recommendations, standards and methods specified by the many private, national and international organizations. OQSI's effort is directed towards the analysis and resolution of the range of different requirements for projects and policies in various sectors in order to achieve a coherence between recommendations and the practical requirements. The scope of our work includes:
- Systems security
- Development frameworks
- Systems code
- Decision analysis methods
- Dataset analysis & reporting
- Information & knowledge evolution including human resources development
With increasing amounts of data transactions and information exchange occurring on the Internet we give some emphasis to systems security and at least to the following four levels:
- Advanced encryption techniques, such as Triple DEC standard approved by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST Special Publication 800-67 Revision 1 Recommendation for the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm - TDEA - Block Cipher);
- Secure Socket Layer standard to ensure security in data transfer
- The use of access controls on active sites managed through server-controlled authorizations
- The use of standard OQSI_DBS to prevent SQL-type breaches based on "injections"
ISO standards provide a basic reference framework for building processes and projects through the general process approach (ISO_9000) and quality management (ISO_9002). We maintain a series of recommendations on implementation methodologies for Project Portfolio Management (OQSI_PPM series) including:
Our work include systems software design standards such as ECMA_262 and ISO/IEC_16262 and other active web operational standards (W3) whose content and capabilities advance according to agreed international agreement.
All decision analysis models used in process and project design should be transparent and enable the full deployment of the state-of-the-art range of logical, mathematical and operations research algorithms used for goal seeking and optimization including reiterative simulations to identify options such as the Monte-Carlo, SIMPLEX, Markov chains and other methods. These methodologies are grouped under OQSI_DAM and include optimization based on simulation for the analysis of output quality, process technologies and techniques, resources allocation, economic and financial analysis, environmental and social impact assessment. A basic process operational capacity test includes OQSI_pipeline.
We are developing evolving OQSI standards for Data Reference Models (OQSI_DRM) for application data sets, logical reporting standards including for monitoring and evaluation. Recommendations and guidelines for specifying required data precision estimates applying the Locational State method (OQSI_LSM series) are used to fine tune Real Time Audit systems design (OQSI_RTA).
We maintain an OQSI series that clarifies the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge contributions to operations and costings. We provide guidelines on requirements for information and knowledge delivery using IT as well as embedding and accumulation in human operators. We are developing OQSI standards such as the Personal Professional Contributions Record (PPCR) based on the personal Accumulog concept (accumulog.org).