05 May 2010

Policy for Policy's Sake?

I'm taking an online class from Defense Acquisition University, and came across this line:

“As a Business Advisor you should take the lead to ensure that the final requirement documents implement as many government policies as possible.”

Um, I don't think that's quite right. I think I understand what the writer was trying to say, but let me gently suggest that the point isn't to implement as many policies as possible. Maybe something more along the lines of implementing the appropriate policies, or maintaining compliance with all relevant policies...

But as many as possible? I sure hope not.

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