RE: $500 million for an error in a policy manual

Subject: RE: $500 million for an error in a policy manual
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:43:24 -0500

A specification must be detailed enough to prevent any reasonably possible defects and nonconforming results, as determined by the appropriate experts. I think you'd need some chemists and engineers in the room to come up with the right spec in this case. A good spec ensures that only the right material is purchased, and a good procedure ensures that even if the wrong material is delivered, it doesn't get used.

I don't work with anything that goes boom, but even so, if someone drafted a material spec that only specified ground-clay kitty litter, I would need a heck of a lot more input before I passed it on. At a minimum, an expert would have to convince me that I didn't need any more detail. That is, unless it were actually a spec for filling a litter pan. Anyone here work with lab cats?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Starr
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:34 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: $500 million for an error in a policy manual

It would probably have been better to simplify the requirement by saying "ground-clay kitty litter".


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References:
Re: $500 million for an error in a policy manual: From: Jay Maechtlen
Re: $500 million for an error in a policy manual: From: Mike Starr

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