31. What if there's no standards organization that is able to address my project's output

Despite the large number of ICT standards bodies and what sometimes seems like an infinite number of technical committees and working groups, there is no guarantee that your project will actually be able to have its output passed through standardization.

This may for example be the case when the subject or technology you’re addressing is so advanced that it is not yet possible to build a constituency of market players around it. For these situations, some standards bodies have installed incubator facilities, allowing projects or other contributors of advanced – but not yet ‘standardizable’ – technology or concepts to continue their work towards standardization and constituency building until the level of maturity is sufficient to initiate more formal processes.

The nature of your project or its standardization deliverables may require you to specifically focus on those organizations that offer incubator-like facilities.

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See also

  1. When should a project start to think about standardization

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