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What You Should Know Before Starting a Standards or Trade Association

Posted by Andy Freed on 10/13/11 6:25 AM

Starting a new industry association or consortium is a complex endeavor, especially in the critical first few months. If you are starting ‒ or planning on starting ‒ one of these types of organizations, this webinar replay will provide you with advice on how to get your group successfully off the ground and drive it forward.

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Topics: Starting an Association, Webinar, Founding Members, Budgeting, BOD

Establishing an Effective Technical Process

Posted by Andy Freed on 6/9/11 4:00 AM

For any standards development organization, the technical process is the heart of the association. As a result, how that process is created and managed will be key to ensuring an entity’s ultimate success. Yet, ironically, the people responsible for setting up a new standards organization often don't know how to do it, or even where to begin. Even if they do, they will inevitably encounter numerous unforeseen obstacles that can bog down their technical mission, ranging from disputes involving intellectual property rights to conflicting member agendas.

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Topics: Webinar, Technology, Technical Process, Standards

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