[rfc-i] draft-iab-ise-model-03 comments

Dave CROCKER dhc at dcrocker.net
Wed Oct 26 20:40:33 PDT 2011

On 10/27/2011 5:30 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> If Abbott and Costello volunteered to act jointly as ISE, with a clear
> indication of how they would self-organize, the IAB might wish to
> appoint them. A carefully placed weasel word such as "normally"
> would make that possible.

Ahh.  Now I understand.

Please don't do that.

It's a classic case of thinking that it's important to have flexibility, but 
actually creating a far less stable process.

To give the IAB this flexibility is to then require that when the IAB use it 
they suddenly develop special skills at assessing the likely success of this 
unusual form of management.  (Companies do, sometimes, have co-presidents or the 
like but it's rare that it works all that well.)

Choose Abbot as ISE or choose Costello.  Let them select the other as an 
assistant, or whatever you want to call them.

There is no improvement in management outcome achieved by a 'team' appointment. 
  What there /is/ is an increase in management risk.



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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