23. How much time is involved in standardization processes

The amount of time involved in a standardization process depends on a number of issues.

First, there is the type of standardization deliverable your project is pursuing: setting a formal standard for example will generally take considerably more time than concluding a workshop agreement. Even influencing an RFC can take a long time.

Second, having to start a standardization process from scratch, and having to go through all the consecutive steps in the process will take considerably more time than participating in a limited number of steps in an ongoing process.

Despite being an important indicator, the time involved in a standardization process is only one of the elements that will determine how many resources you will actually have to spend in order to archieve your standardization goals.

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See also

  1. What are the cost for a project of participating in standardization processes
  2. How many resources should a project allocate to standards activities
  3. When should a project start to think about standardization

Created by Bart Brusse & Rigo Wenning
last updated $Date: 2006/11/03 13:56:16 $