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SDS Present Story Gary Performing Com Metrics at Aerospace company Pres
3211 - ..
3212 - Summary/Objective
321301 - Follow up ref SDS 12 0000, ref SDS 7 JH4G.
321303 - Called and talked to Gary yesterday afternoon about Jack's letter
321304 - dated 040221. ref DRP 1 0001, and received the same day. ref SDS 12
321305 - P18N
321307 - ..
321308 - Submitted ref DIT 1 0001 to Gary with ideas for responding to Jack's
321309 - letter, based on analysis on 040221 and possibile issues, ref SDS 12
321310 - PU5J
321312 - [On 040226 letter to Gary on expediting response to SRI.
321313 - ref SDS 13 5Y6Y
321315 - ..
321316 - The letter to Gary says...
321318 - 1. Per our telecon, review of Jack's letter, on February 21,
321319 - ref DRP 1 0001, suggesting that you come and give a talk at SRI
321320 - on the Com Metrics work you did last year at Aerospace company, sounds
321321 - like a good opportunity. ref SDS 12 RZ4O It fits your research
321322 - on February 25 to spruce up a presentation that illustrates SDS
321323 - support for fundamentals. ref DIT 1 0001 Did you get a chance
321324 - to see the comments on your ideas, reported the next day on
321325 - February 16? ref SDS 11 JH4G
321327 - ..
321328 - 2. Notice the review on 040221 lists other resources that might
321329 - support a professional presentation on Com Metrics. ref SDS 12
321330 - FF59
321332 - ..
321333 - 3. Since you are short of time, here is a draft of a letter for
321334 - consideration in responding to Jack's letter which he sent to
321335 - you...
321337 - ****************
321339 - a. Dear Jack,
321341 - ..
321342 - b. Rod has asked me to respond to your letter on Jan 21,
321343 - ref DRP 1 0001, discussing a possible presentation at SRI.
321344 - ref SDS 12 RZ4O We had been talking about how the effort
321345 - everyone made last year to try SDS on the project would
321346 - make a good "story" on the ups and downs of introducing new
321347 - technology, based on the annual report of progress in the
321348 - record on Jan 1. ref SDS 7 JH4G Really appreciate being
321349 - considered to speak at SRI. ref DIT 1 0001
321351 - [On 040226 letter to Gary on expediting response to
321352 - SRI. ref SDS 13 5Y6Y
321355 - ..
321356 - c. Couple of points to keep in mind. ref DIT 1 1Y8J
321358 - ..
321359 - 1. The general story using SDS at Aerospace company on the combat
321360 - project last year is fairly set out in Rod's record on
321361 - Jan 2. ref SDS 7 0000
321363 - ..
321364 - Rod used the occasion of my call to review the year,
321365 - and this provides a basis for talking points in a
321366 - presentation. Didn't realize we had done so much.
321367 - From the eye of the storm, everything seems calm,
321368 - because you are spinning as fast as everything else.
321370 - ..
321371 - 2. Unfortunately, since Jan 2, when things looked great,
321372 - ref SDS 7 526L, history may have passed us by on your
321373 - idea to hear about SDS and Com Metrics. ref DIT 1 8Z6I
321374 - On Jan 16, I stopped using SDS after some questions
321375 - were raised by Aerospace company corporate resulting from a small
321376 - breach of confidentiality when I accidentally published
321377 - an SDS record on the project back in April. ref SDS 9
321378 - 0001 Don't know if that can be solved, so in one sense,
321379 - the pilot test might be seen as a failure, if it turns
321380 - out we could not develop sufficient buy-in in time to
321381 - withstand cultural inertia once it got headed in our
321382 - direction, based on analysis on Feb 3. ref SDS 10 E44K
321383 - I am working on it, and there are some official action
321384 - items to get SDS approved for use on the project,
321385 - ref SDS 9 4L64; but, Rod points out that experience
321386 - shows the longer we go without "delivering the goods"
321387 - that empower people to get things done correctly, on
321388 - time and within budget, the favorable feedback that has
321389 - occurred, up until now, ref SDS 7 UO6T, will quickly
321390 - fade from memory, as situational awareness becomes
321391 - dominated by new crises. ref SDS 10 1W7F People fall
321392 - back into comfortable habits working on familiar things
321393 - in familiar ways, as Covey (on 921205, ref SDS 1 4803)
321394 - and Grove (on 980307, ref SDS 2 3740) point out. So,
321395 - giving fair warning that you may be buying a
321396 - pig-in-a-poke, because the credibility angle
321397 - seems to have receded again.
321399 - ..
321400 - 3. Since I don't have SDS anymore, I am a lot busier
321401 - trying to meet increased demands for organizational
321402 - memory, as a result of everybody finally starting to
321403 - "get it," after getting SDS records for a year.
321404 - (reported on 040302. ref SDS 10 NB6G) Using
321405 - conventional tools like this email, and other Microsoft
321406 - programs means there is not as much time to get things
321407 - done. So, bottom line, I cannot promise I will have
321408 - time, ref SDS 10 4O8O anytime soon to spend on preparing
321409 - a professional talk, nor to pull away.
321411 - ..
321412 - Additionally, this is a classified project, and so that
321413 - may present obstacles. ref SDS 12 X14H I will ask my
321414 - boss -- maybe the gods will think this is something we
321415 - should do, and in that case we are off to the races --
321416 - a gig at SRI would be an interesting project.
321417 - Will try to get back to you in a few days on this.
321418 - ref DIT 1 AM8I
321420 - ..
321421 - Since the project is classified, my SDS records would
321422 - not be available for general review, to answer your
321423 - question, ref DRP 1 Q76G, about "blogging" on the
321424 - Internet. ref SDS 12 7V5O If SRI can somehow wrangle a
321425 - position that a presentation on Communication Metrics
321426 - would be furthering the work then SDS records might be
321427 - released for review. I have vague recollection that
321428 - Rod or Pat Lincoln, when I talked to him some months
321429 - back, indicate that SRI has a small part of the
321430 - project, so there is always a possibility the records
321431 - could be provided to SRI for study. (as discussed on
321432 - 040221, ref SDS 12 7W33), ref DIT 1 UW9F
321434 - ..
321435 - 4. I talked to Rod about your idea for me to give the
321436 - talk, and he is okay with that. ref DIT 1 01WT Rod has
321437 - had health issues recently, and so likely is not
321438 - available. Go ahead and communicate directly with me
321439 - on this, and send Rod a copy so he gets the gist of how
321440 - things are going. ref SDS 12 4Y4F
321442 - ..
321443 - 5. In our discussion, Rod mentioned having thumbed through
321444 - some of the old files after getting your letter.
321445 - ref DIT 1 01XR That background suggests there are
321446 - actually two (2) presentations that should be
321447 - considered. ref SDS 12 FF3N One is on learning and using
321448 - SDS for the 8 steps of Com Metrics to prepare and send
321449 - out the record to everybody. ref SDS 12 J35L I've got
321450 - them posted on the wall here in my office, so, if the
321451 - chance arises, I would like to make a presentation on
321452 - using SDS for "intelligence" that supports command and
321453 - control of the work, which fits our deliverable for
321454 - CFISR, reported publicly in the new, cited last year on
321455 - 030506. ref SDS 5 HS4M The modeling issue, which is
321456 - our group's responsibility, is particularly
321457 - interesting, based on Cliff Joslyn's presentation at
321458 - SRI on July 27, 2000. ref SDS 3 5555
321460 - ..
321461 - A second presentation might be considered on how people
321462 - handle getting SDS records, i.e., what's it like being
321463 - a consumer of "intelligence." ref SDS 12 8G6H It would
321464 - be great if our chief computer architect could come and
321465 - explain transitioning from initial shock to acceptance,
321466 - then expecting to get SDS records, and later insisting
321467 - on getting more. (on 040102, ref SDS 8 OL5U) Another
321468 - good candidate is one of our customer reps, Nancy, who
321469 - I think is a Lt Col, and has a Ph.D. in something like
321470 - computer science or management, not sure which, but she
321471 - is very sharp and seemed to catch on quickly that SDS
321472 - packs a bigger wallop than getting traditional meeting
321473 - minutes. ref SDS 7 OL9Y Additionally, if possible, my
321474 - boss' boss, Bruce, who hired me, would be great to
321475 - address impact on corporate culture. ref SDS 7 ML5O
321476 - Bruce gave a talk last August that essentially cried
321477 - out for SDS support to manage lessons learned.
321478 - ref SDS 6 TY9H Don't know if any of this can come to
321479 - pass, but there does seem to be a "story" to tell on
321480 - how SDS impacts daily work and changes attitudes about
321481 - using good management. ref DIT 1 Q66M
321483 - ..
321484 - 6. Rod mentioned there are a lot of other people who might
321485 - be considered to speak on SDS, if I am not available,
321486 - or to complement my perspective on the User side, with
321487 - input from consumers of, what Rod calls, "intelligence"
321488 - on the job, ref SDS 12 SU3F, (not sure I'm comfortable
321489 - with that phrase, but I know what he means, and there
321490 - is no doubt that a dramatic change of some kind -
321491 - mostly positive, but some negative in the beginning -
321492 - occurs in people from routinely getting SDS records).
321493 - ref DIT 1 ZR5W
321495 - ..
321496 - Anyway, Rod mentioned a number of people, including
321497 - your name as someone who could give a good account of
321498 - SDS, including ideas for improvements. Pat Lincoln is
321499 - another name, along with Morris Jones, who has worked
321500 - with Rod for 20 years. I have talked to Morris once or
321501 - twice and done some email, and also talked to Pat and
321502 - they both seem like good choices to give a presentation
321503 - on SDS from a consumer side.
321505 - ****************
321507 - ..
321508 - 4. So, this is a draft that gets you into the subject.
321510 - ..
321511 - 5. Call when time permits to see we are on this.
321513 - ..
321514 - 6. Thanks.
321516 - 7. <! close>
321517 - Sincerely,
321521 - ..
321522 - 8. Rod Welch
321523 - email@example.com