One of the concepts engineered into the original WG Guidelines framework was that Chartering Organizations would ask each WG to perform a self-assessment at the end of its life-cycle. The idea was to promote a critical examination of the processes/procedures such that the feedback could be incorporated into a continuous improvement of the WG Guidelines. In the current version of the WG Guidelines (ANNEX 1 of the GOP), vestiges of the self-assessment concept remain present in the document. In particular, please see the following sections:
It appears as though no Chartering Organization has yet asked a WG to generate a self-assessment. Perhaps one reason is that the original template work was never completed.
In its meeting on 4 June 2013, the SCI approved the development of a draft “WG Self-Assessment" instrument, which could be incorporated into the WG Guidelines (as was originally intended) and completed by all WGs (individually and/or collectively) as part of their closure processes. Advantages to this approach include:
In terms of broad learning objectives, a Self-Assessment should attempt to address the effectiveness of:
Any resulting instrument or template should be designed so that it is (a) simple/straightforward to complete and (b) respectful of respondents’ time (length).
The remaining structure of this Wiki space will address specific design/development considerations and is organized as follows: