MINOR ISSUE: Putting auditing before criteria

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Thu Jun 12 23:47:10 CEST 2003

Section 2.2 of -issue- reads:

   Some of the key areas where the IETF's practices appear to need
   tightening up include:

   o  Lack of explicit quality auditing throughout the standards
      development process.

   o  Lack of written guidelines or templates for the content of
      documents (as opposed to the overall layout) and matching lists of
      review criteria.

   o  Poorly defined success criteria for WGs and individual documents.

ISSUE: Quality auditing can only be done by auditing to criteria or 
guidelines. You can't make good guidelines without knowing your success 
SUGGESTED RESOLUTION: Swap the first and third bullets in the list, and 
change "quality auditing" to "auditing against criteria for success". Might 
want to reword the sequence so that "quality" still appears.

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