RE: OT: Establishing standards

Subject: RE: OT: Establishing standards
From: "Metzger, Lucinda" <cmetzger -at- dukane -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 08:31:59 -0500

I've been following this thread with interest since it relates to a campaign
I'm currently waging in my own company. No standards have been set for the
GUIs that our programmers create. I do provide input as I document the
applications, but I find myself pointing out the same problems on every new
app they create. I've called a meeting with key people to discuss this issue
and come up with an action plan for implementing some standards, but I'm
dubious about how successful we'll be. How have other tech whirlers handled
this? Have any of you successfully spearheaded an effort to standardize your

cmetzger -at- dukane -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Establishing standards

Ever hear of the line:

Q: What is a camel?
A: A horse designed by committee

Any meeting where it takes a committe to decide the resolution or color is
doomed to failure. That's why you have experienced people and style

--- Paul Hanson <PHanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com> wrote:
> If you were involved in establishing standards for either a re-write of
> an existing system or the development of an entirely new system for a
> Windows OS, this email is for you. How long did it take your team
> (assuming that these standards were created with a cross-section of
> programmers and end-user advocates (QA, TW) to come to agreement with
> the following? The list:
> 1. 800 x 600 resolution

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