[ppml] Getting aggressive about vetting

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Mar 16 17:44:37 EDT 2007

> Feel free to have as much discussion as possible...
> I just note that a specific proposal can really focus
> discussion.

For example, I did this a few years back:


Click on [thread] above the messages if you want to follow the whole
thread, but essentially, we discussed this proposal for several days and
I adjusted the wording based on that. I also was able to write a better
Rationale section because I had a better understanding of what people
found confusing.

This is a common process in business. In Japanese it is called nemawashi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemawashi but I have heard this called
"socialization" in English. Before presenting an idea to management, you
socialize it informally to test the waters. You get an idea whether
there is support for such a thing, whether people understand what you
are talking about. 

--Michael Dillon

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