[cross-posted from K. Brian Kelley's blog - Dec. 15]

The PASS Election Review Committee has geared up and we've started looking at the process of the entire election process that we use for PASS Board of Directors. We're not specfically established to "fix" anything or "correct" previous election cycles so much as we are here to look at the overall process and see where improvements can be made in general. If you're familiar with Total Quality Management, one of its guiding principles, often forgotten in practice, is to continually refine the processes, and as a result, you get a better end product. By focusing on the product, you may paint yourself in a corner. By focusing on the process, you should avoid that. So we're focusing on the process, not the product (a particular year's election results)...

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