ISSUE: Determinants for timeliness missing in section 2.1

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Mon Jun 9 11:27:57 CEST 2003

--On søndag, juni 08, 2003 17:32:46 -0700 Dave Crocker <dhc at> 

> HTA> In both of those cases, we started off (IMHO) with unclear and
> unresolved HTA> visions of what we wanted to achieve, and this led to
> setting schedules HTA> that had much to do with our feeling of hurry, but
> little to do with a HTA> realistic expectation of when the industry
> needed our end product.
> On the contrary, I believe there were plenty of people in both
> situations that had a very clear vision of what they wanted to achieve.
> The real problem is that they were prevented from pursuing those
> visions, due to requirements to satisfy additional constraints and/or to
> coordinate with competing efforts.

I don't think those two descriptions contradict each other....
as I frequently say when asking for charters to be more clear:

"if you don't write it down in a way I understand, how can I tell that we 

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