Whither DLM Forum - or Wither?

By Marc Fresko posted 01-25-2012 08:12

  

In my recent blog post I wrote about the advances concerning MoReq, specifically MoReq2010.  The picture was not all brightness and light.  It made me think about the DLM Forum – the organisation that brought you MoReq.  And I concluded that the DLM Forum's picture is almost all dark.  The DLM Forum has consistently over-promised and under-delivered; it lacks sensible governance arrangements.  It lacks resources.  It doesn’t do much – even now, 13 months after the end of 2010, there is not even a slight sign that MoReq2010 will ever be complete.

Let’s look quickly at the DLM Forum’s record:

The DLM Forum Promised…

What did the DLM Forum deliver?

MoReq2010 (during 2010)

Incomplete

Late (mid 2011)

No timetable for completion

Testing regime

Late (end 2011)

‘Beta’ version only

No timetable for completion

Testing materials

Late (end 2011)

Incomplete

No timetable for completion

XML schema

‘Beta’ version only

Delivered with example data

Missing modules

Nothing

No timetable for delivery

MoReq translation licences

Nothing

Accredited test centre announcement

Nothing

Training materials

Nothing

Dissemination events

Nothing

Plan for MoReq ongoing development

Nothing

Consultant accreditation

Nothing

Glossy academic-style journal

Nothing

Records transfer standard

Nothing

A ‘vision’ for the Forum’s future, to be discussed at the Dec 2011 conference

Nothing

 

Is the DLM Forum still relevant?  Does it have a future?  You be the judge.  Me, I urge all stakeholders to do something about it.

Much more detail on this, including suggestions for stakeholders, is available in a paper titled ‘The DLM Forum: A Tightrope Balancing Act' on the MoReq collateral website’s page about MoReq2010.  Happy reading.

 

Marc Fresko

 

PS: in my last posting I wrote that the paper version of MoReq2010 was not available from the EU Bookstore.  Well now, 5 weeks after its launch, it is still not available – but you can download a 29MB PDF version so that you can see what you are missing (click here  for the bookstore page).  Is it me, or is someone missing something here?MoReq2010 hard copy edition



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