Re: NomCom 2019 Call for Community Feedback

Kyle Rose <krose@krose.org> Tue, 05 November 2019 22:32 UTC

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From: Kyle Rose <krose@krose.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:32:01 -0500
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Subject: Re: NomCom 2019 Call for Community Feedback
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
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On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 4:51 PM Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>;
wrote:

>
> Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>; wrote:
>     > If we want the IESG job to be more reasonably sized, we have to take
>     > work away from the ADs. As far as I can see, that means taking away
>     > their duty of acting as final reviewers. I don't want to name names
>     > because I don't think the ADs are to be blamed individually, but some
>     > of them spend *enormous* effort on detailed reviews.
>
> +1
>
> I think that there is a lack of trust by ADs of the various directorates.
>

To be fair, output quality even within a particular directorate is highly
variable. If we were to go down this path, the directorates would need to
step up. That means:

* Better, more comprehensive area-specific reviews
* Completed on time
* Employing consistent standards, objectives, and issue coverage
* Possibly with explicit training and written resources guiding reviews
* Escalation of specific issues to the AD or to the wider directorate
* Most importantly, a feedback loop: reviews subjected to metrics and
success criteria evaluated on an on-going basis

Redundancy (multiple reviewers) and/or alignment with subject matter
expertise (rather than round-robin assignment) would probably help
immensely.

Kyle