The paper describes the basic idea and the first steps of a PhD research program,
having the goal to develop a common meta-model for different software quality approaches
and methods. At this time, we focus on presenting the structure of 6 widespread quality
approaches emphasizing the similarities amongst them. Understanding the structure
of quality approaches helps converting textually described approaches into graphical
representation. A graphical representation could help supporting organizations in
using multiple quality approaches and methods in the same time.