I review standards established by my peers, the industry, and then from that establish our own internal policy. Based upon standards, here is our policy.
I do think that from a communication perspective, it might make sense to reverse the order for clarity and consistency.
“Here is the policy… it is derived from the following standard.”.
Just a thought…]]>
Great work on the book! I know all too well about missing a few minor errors — I missed several in my book, and there’s probably still a few that escaped me. It seems that when you know what you want to say, it’s easy to read over the small mistakes. I’ll email you some additional comments offline.
No worries on the “personality,” I’m full of it myself (did I just say that I’m full of it…?). Anyways, I like to read technical books that are light on humor — yours was spot-on after I realized that Chapter 1 was an ice-breaker. Oh, and that sounds like a great idea for a shirt!
Thanks for reviewing the book. I’m interested to hear what people think. Putting in “personality” was a very tricky issue here. I polled people to get their opinion and got an even split down the center. Given that it is a Study Guide, however, I opted to start light (for the newbies) and then dump the majority of the humor.
Please let me know what grammatical errors you catch (if you have time). The book was re-read 20+ times and we’re still finding things we’d like to change.
On the topic of baselining, I’ve considered making t-shirts that state “Don’t talk to me until you’ve baselined!” (oh… wait… there’s that humor again… scratch that sentence – grin)
I’m glad you enjoyed the book and see many positive comments you made that were a direct result of the work of the reviewers/advisors/case study submitters on this book. I was very fortunate to have had loads of great feedback in the writing process.