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PAS 98 – Good practice for standards related Consortia. provide recommendations and guidance for those establishing and managing consortia. It includes a framework whereby those looking to join a consortium can assess its performance and suitability with respect to their goals and needs. PAS 98 has the backing of key stakeholders and will be applicable internationally and across all sectors. It will assist consortia deliver excellence across key functions such as market analysis, standards development, interoperability, education and lobbying. The document is divided into two parts: Part 1 - Good practice in the establishment and management of standards related consortia and Part 2 - Evaluating standards related consortia

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PAS 98 Good practice for consortia: Presentation Slideshare

  1. 1. PAS 98 – Good practice for standards related Consortia <br />Produced by Professional Standards Services (PSS), BSI<br />
  2. 2. PAS 98: What is it?<br />PAS 98 is a good practice document for standards-related consortia <br />The PAS aims to provide recommendations and guidance for those establishing and managing consortia <br />It includes a framework whereby those looking to join a consortium can assess its performance and suitability with respect to their goals and needs<br />PAS 98 has the backing of key stakeholders and will be applicable internationally and across all sectors. <br />It will assist consortia deliver excellence across key functions such as market analysis, standards development, interoperability, education and lobbying.<br />The document is divided into two parts:<br />Part 1 - Good practice in the establishment and management of standards related consortia<br />Part 2 - Evaluating standards related consortia<br />
  3. 3. Scope of PAS 98, Part 1 <br />BSI PAS 98 Part 1 sets out good practice for the establishment and management of consortia formed for or substantially focused on, standards related purposes.<br />This includes recommendations in respect of:<br /><ul><li> The management structures most appropriate to the governance of the proposed consortium activity;
  4. 4. The procedures likely to prove most effective for specific activity types;
  5. 5. The terms and prerequisites applicable to consortium membership;
  6. 6. The selection and delivery of services that the consortium might provide.</li></ul>It also identifies some of the legal requirements that may apply to consortium activity and recommends actions by means of which the consortium might meet those requirements.<br />Although intended for application in both the public and private sectors, these good practice recommendations do not purport to provide a blueprint for the perfect consortium. It does however establish good practice for the governance of consortia in a manner commensurate with running an efficient, effective and representative organization regardless of national frontiers. <br />
  7. 7. Scope of PAS 98, Part 2<br />BSI PAS 98 Part 2 provides good practice guidance on what to look for when reviewing consortia from the user perspective and outlines a practical process for assessing the relevance and performance of consortia for entities considering engagement.<br />It is envisaged that awareness of the recommendations in this PAS could be of assistance to consortia management when assessing the functionality of their consortia. <br />This part of BSI PAS 98 should be used in conjunction with BSI PAS 98 Part I: “Good practice in the establishment and management of standards related consortia”. <br />
  8. 8. PAS 98 Development process<br />
  9. 9. Steering Group composition<br />Oasis (US)<br />ADOBE (US)<br />Motorola (UK)<br />IBM (UK)<br />Gesmer Updegrove LLP (US)<br />IBM<br />Digital Europe (D)<br />E-licensing (FR)<br />ZFIBE (FR)<br />BIS (UK)<br />University of Reading (UK)<br />BSI Consumer & Public Interest Representative (UK)<br />Innovation and Business Development, CEN (BE)<br />
  10. 10. How to get involved<br />Public Consultation Phase Launched June 2010<br />An advanced draft of PAS 98 Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed at www.bsigroup.com/drafts until 5th July 2010.  <br />All comments will be considered by the PAS 98 Steering Group. <br />Mike Low, Director, Standards, BSI, said: “Consortia hold an important and long established role in creating standards for specific sectors and we are delighted to be participating in creating this best practice guidance. The public consultation phase of PAS 98 signals a significant opportunity for stakeholders operating in the field of consortia to contribute to this important good practice document to ensure that it meets its aims of enabling consortia in any sector to operate successfully.”<br />PAS 98 Parts 1 and 2 will be published in October 2010.<br />For more information please contact Tara West, Consultancy Team ManagerTara.West@bsigroup.com<br />

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