On 08/10/06, Stephen Streater <sbstreater(a)mac.com> wrote:
If we have too steep or long a learning
curve - by for example needing to know
fifty pages of policy, guidelines and process
to get started - content people will be put off
at the expense of process people. It's easy
for long timers to forget that the system was
much simpler when they joined.
I came along in early 2004 and am reluctant to call myself a "long
timer", but I seem to be compared to many. It seemed a lot simpler.
Policy and process has to be trivially derivable from the very few
fundamental processes, or people won't be able to remember it. NPOV,
NOR, V, AGF, NPA. And let's add BITE. That's six pieces of jargon, but
six is enough to remember. Six fundamental policies, you could write
above your monitor for continuous reference.