Preliminary work (prepare or plan) to involve other sections/departments in discussions to seek input, information and/or support for a proposal or change (policy, etc.) that would affect them.
Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
A technique similar to brainstorming, used by teams to generate ideas on a particular subject. Team Members are asked to come up with as many ideas as possible, writing them down. Each member is then asked to share one idea, which is recorded. After all the ideas are recorded, they are discussed and prioritized by the group.
Nonconformance is product or material which does not conform to the customer requirements or specifications.
Nonconformity is a process which does not conform to a quality system requirement.