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MnM Minutes CC 20080516

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Klein, O'Connor, Nelson, Seppala, Beeler, Shakir

Current Ballot Cycle Information

Of the current documents:

  • Core Principles - At most Draft revisions for comment
  • CMETs - Membership (last for release 7 content)
  • HDF - ??
  • RIM Normative - No, hold for Next Cycle, for definition revision

Strategic Plan

Consensus on the basis for M&M Strategic Plan was agreed to as follows:

Major Projects/tasks

  • HDF -- Target dates ??
  • Core Principles - target finish by May2009
  • CMETs - will continue as an episodic, on-going project seeking one release per year. The next Project Proposal is due in September
  • Harmonization of RIM & Vocabulary - an ongoing project with 3 cycles/yr. Joint with Vocabulary
  • RIM - Foresee a future annual ballot to complete in Sept for inclusion in following year's Normative Edition. Initial proposal 9/08 for 2009 finish
  • Hot Topics - Ongoing capture, review, resolution of issues around methodology - joint with Vocab and I&M
  • NEW - Revise and Maintain Facilitator's Guide - Process and Procedures - Joint with Vocab & Publishing (new)
  • NEW - Design a process and responsibilities related to the review/publication/maintenance of design patterns



  • Active members with strong knowledge of Methodology and its foundations
  • Active members with a passion for a functional methodology
  • Solid foundation in RIM and Methodology


  • Inadequate documentation of some of Methodology & Processes
  • Many Too few active participants
  • Lack of bandwidth to train new participants and Facilitators


  • Opening for outreach and collaboration with "non-messaging" V3
  • Need for Harmonization of Vocabulary, etc. in SDO summits
    • (JWGCDM-redux)
  • Chance to improve collaboration with I&M and Vocabulary


  • Losing credibility due to inability to respond to key issues in timely fashion
  • Chance that reorganization of responsibilities of core committees might disrupt current goals and activities

BEELER volunteered to complete a draft of Strategic Plan