RE: [gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: KB Thoughts on How to Finish by 13 April 2010!
- To: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>, "gnso-wpm-dt@xxxxxxxxx" <gnso-wpm-dt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: KB Thoughts on How to Finish by 13 April 2010!
- From: Liz Gasster <liz.gasster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 05:55:51 -0800
Respectfully, I do not think the question is a fair one or one that should be
answered directly. I do appreciate your concern about the duration of this
effort, and suggest that you discuss your concern about the state of progress
of the group with the Working Group chair.
If you have a concern about the work or performance of a GNSO staff member (or
our consultants), please contact me directly, or our Vice President, David
Olive. David's email is david.olive@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:david.olive@xxxxxxxxx>.
From: owner-gnso-wpm-dt@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-wpm-dt@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Stéphane Van Gelder
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2010 4:47 PM
Cc: Ken Bour; Adrian Kinderis
Subject: Re: [gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: KB Thoughts on How to Finish by 13 April 2010!
Please note the message I am forwarding from Adrian Kinderis.
Adrian would like to ask: "How is Ken Bour remunerated? If I understand
correctly, he is a contractor for ICANN. Does this mean he is on an hourly
rate? If so, it is no surprise to me that this work prioritisation has taken 6
months and is still not concluded."
As Adrian has withdrawn from this group, he asked that I pass his question
Le 6 mars 2010 à 14:42, <KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx>> a écrit
Thanks Ken. please see my comments below. I did not yet have a chance to go
through your draft GOP doc.
[mailto:owner-gnso-wpm-dt@xxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Ken Bour
Gesendet: Freitag, 5. März 2010 23:06
Betreff: [gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: KB Thoughts on How to Finish by 13 April 2010!
I have been thinking hard about the team's most recent strategic decision to
complete all of its tasks/activities and deliver its final product to the GNSO
Council by 13 April 2010 (approx. 5 weeks)!
As I think about this problem tactically, if we were to start documenting the
actual deliverable, chapter by chapter, it will quickly become apparent where
we have decisions left to make or gaps/holes in the process. [WUK: ] Ken, I'd
like to encourage you to put all these open points on a list. This will bring
transparency to the team regarding the work to be done. We can then move
expeditiously to address them individually and document those decisions
immediately in the deliverable. [WUK: ] This should be started immediately.
Based largely on my experience with other teams, if we consume another 3-4
weeks to continue discussing methodology options and alternatives, by the time
we reach drafting tasks, it will be too late to finish on time. [WUK: ] We
definitely should summarize our methodology discussion and draw the essence of
If you generally follow and agree with this approach, my recommendation to the
team is to move immediately to develop a document which I am envisioning as a
new section of the GNSO Operating Procedures (GOP). To start the ball rolling
in this direction, I have begun to compile a set of procedural material,
copied/pasted from previous meeting summaries, that I propose to become:
Section 6. Work Prioritization. [Note: for those familiar with the GOP,
Section 5 has been tentatively reserved for SOI/DOI procedures being developed
by the GCOT.]
Attached, then, is my very first DRAFT in which I outlined many (and I hope
most) of the topics/sections that should be covered in a set of GNSO Work
Prioritization procedures. I will continue working on it as time permits;
but, since our meeting is Sunday morning (for me), I may not be able to
progress much further before that session.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that there are several sections which are extremely
rough and are not meant to be anything more (at this time) than content
placeholders. In many cases (especially in the methodology section), I simply
dropped in raw unedited text with the intent to rewrite it later. For
starters, I just wanted to make sure that we have the major section buckets
identified so that I/we can begin filling in the material and editing/polishing
for clarity, accuracy, and completeness.
In my humble view, if we work our way systematically through writing/editing
each section, one at a time, we might be able to finish it in 5 weeks' time
although we will have to proceed diligently and maybe on a rigorous timeline.
Of course, I expect to perform the heavy lifting when it comes to drafting
content utilizing the team, primarily, to critique and edit.
I welcome your thoughts. While I am not panicking just yet, I see it as a very
ambitious goal and, once it occurred to me as a potential way out of the
thicket, I wanted to get started right away... Perhaps we can begin working on
the overall outline and maybe even tackle one or more sections in Nairobi.
I look forward to our working session on Sunday. I plan on being at the
remote hub location in Reston, Virginia for this and other meetings on Sunday.