opportunity for improvement

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opportunity for improvement  

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A term that has been formally defined in the 3rd edition of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) Certification Rules as a situation in which the evidence presented indicates that a requirement has been effectively implemented, but based on auditor experience and knowledge, additional effectiveness or robustness might be possible with a modified approach.

The above notwithstanding, the phrase “opportunity for improvement” is a Managerspeak euphemism for a screwup/booboo of biblical/industrial or near-biblical/industrial magnitude, which is indefensible but, because it is systemic, is the type of error that can be anticipated and avoided in the future. 

Synonyms Error, mistake 

Reference http://elsmar.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=30340  

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