Following on from my post yesterday I found myself contemplating …
What is the correct collective noun for a group of Standards or ‘Best Practice’ guides?
We clearly have competition and crusades due to the numerous guides in the BCM space. Some suggestions;
- a bewilderment
- confusing or perplexing situation
- a confusion
- lack of clarity, state of not understanding
- a myriad
- countless number or multitude
- a plethora
- an excessive number, an abundance
Please feel free to suggest additions to the list.
A couple of other writers are wrestling with the more serious aspects of the duelling standards problem in the BCM arena.
- Alex Fullick at Stoneroads asks if we have Too Many Standards?
- Alex catalogs a number of the standards/guides and offers seven suggestions for why we have so many
- My favourite is “profit” – good work Alex.
- If you are not subscribed to Alex’s RSS feed, you should be!
- David Honour at Continuity Central talks about the difficulty of navigating the landscape due to the Shifting Sands of BCM
- In addition to David’s excellent summary of the history and current main players in the standards space, this article has extensive reader feedback/comments.
What (if any) standard are you most aligned to?
Is your decision driven by geography, culture, industry sector, corporate governance, professional opinnion or some mix of these things?