[ppml] Getting aggressive about vetting

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Mar 16 18:22:31 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: michael.dillon at bt.com [mailto:michael.dillon at bt.com]
>Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 2:45 PM
>To: jcurran at istaff.org; tedm at ipinc.net
>Cc: ppml at arin.net
>Subject: RE: [ppml] Getting aggressive about vetting
>> 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. 

Exactly.  Which is why it is very important to attempt to tear as many
holes in a proposal as possible, even if you agree with it.  If it
cannot withstand scrutiny from people that generally support it, it
certainly won't from people that don't.


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