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Seven questions served to focus the discussion. The questions were
selected based on two criteria. First, the questions were raised directly or
indirectly by the email dialog between Oksala and Rutkowski. Second, the
questions could be phrased in such a way as to focus the discussion on providing
concrete actions that would improve the process. The seven initial questions,
which were refined in a two stage exchange process, were as follows:
Our actual seed questions and starting options are reprinted in Appendix B. Based on
these questions we began a series of exchanges. The summary of the exchanges
and some conclusions are provided below.
- How should committees be composed?
- Who should decide what standards should be developed?
- What are the critical aspects of the standardization process?
- What is the most important characteristic of a standard?
- What needs to be fixed most urgently?
- What practice is most damaging to standardization?
- Who should take responsibility for moving forward?
Mon Nov 27 18:45:46 EST 1995