Wording of Engineering Processes Problem

Elwyn Davies elwynd at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Jun 10 17:16:44 CEST 2003


Whilst the problem certainly could be phrased as you suggest, I think it is
important to emphasise the failure to live up to our name: An Engineering
Task Force should surely use effective engineering practices and we don't
always do so - this is not a solution issue (unless this includes changing
our name and our whole intent).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Margaret Wasserman [mailto:mrw at windriver.com]
> Sent: 10 June 2003 14:58
> To: problem-statement at alvestrand.no
> Subject: Wording of Engineering Processes Problem
> As I mentioned in SF, I think we may want to change the
> wording of the "Engineering Processes" problem...
> IMO, the problem isn't that we don't use effective
> engineering processes (although using them may be part
> of the solution).  I'd state the problem as:
> "WGs do not consistently produce timely, high-quality
> and predictable output."
> Solutions to this problem might include:  adoption of
> quality processes, training, better review during document
> production, flogging WG chairs who produce crap, etc.
> What do others think?
> Margaret

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