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[gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: Final Email to Council Including Deliverable Link

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  • Subject: [gnso-wpm-dt] WPM: Final Email to Council Including Deliverable Link
  • From: "Ken Bour" <ken.bour@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:35:28 -0400

WPM-DT Members:


Below is a final email transmittal ready to be launched to the GNSO Council
from Olga, WPM-DT Chair.  The document link is now up on
http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/  (I tested it) and it is included in paragraph
1 below.    I also attached the PDF to this email in case you want to give
Councilors two ways to access it.  If not, feel free to delete the
attachment before sending.    


Please let me know if there is anything else I can do at this juncture.  


Ken Bour



To:  GNSO Council

From:  Work Prioritization Model Drafting Team (WPM-DT)


Subject:  Transmittal of Proposed Section 6 and ANNEX to GNSO Operating


Dear Councilors:


Since being organized by the GNSO Council at the Seoul ICANN meeting (Nov
2009), the WPM-DT has been working diligently over the past five months to
scope out and complete a set of activities leading to a proposed methodology
for prioritizing the GNSO's work.  As its primary deliverable, the team has
drafted a document
(http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/wpmg-section-6-and-annex-09apr10-en.pdf) and
recommends that it be approved for inclusion in the GNSO Operating
Procedures as Chapter 6 along with its accompanying ANNEX.  The procedure
contains three main sections:  Purpose (6.1), Scope (6.2), and Methodology
(6.3) followed by an ANNEX, which includes detailed steps/procedures that
may be amended as the Council gains experience with the approach.   


The DT's goals in developing the methodology were to ensure that the

a.      is user-friendly, unambiguous, and straightforward to execute; 
b.      produces realistic outputs that will help the Council to make
effective management decisions; and
c.      is structured as an on-going task that accommodates change including
the introduction of new projects as they are proposed in the future.


The DT believes that prioritization is an important first step of the
Council's broader project management role, which should be further defined
and will require appropriate tools to assist in the active and effective
management of the workload.  To facilitate these managerial
responsibilities, the DT recommends that: 

1)      a process be developed to allow timely tracking of GNSO projects on
an on-going basis; and 

2)      its process be supported with a web-based software toolkit (e.g.
excellent open source applications are available) that will assign Staff and
Community resources to projects/tasks and offer time/milestone tracking plus
advanced collaboration capabilities allowing work to be managed efficiently,
effectively, and transparently.  


The DT remains available to assist the Council in the implementation of
these new Work Prioritization procedures and to work with any other team(s)
on scoping out the program/project management disciplines that will become
central in the Council's role as manager of the policy development process. 


Olga Cavalli

Chair, WPM-DT

9 April 2010


Attachment: GNSO Work Prioritization-Section 6 & ANNEX (Council - 9 Apr 2010).pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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