July 2016: Final Proposal Revision (FPR) Don’ts and Do’s
July 16, 2016
As you know, in a FPR kickoff, clear instructions to the “troops” are paramount to ensure everyone is on the same page for the short turnaround response. At this meeting, I brief the following as a best practice:
DON’T break compliance when you delete existing text
DO make the Change Matrix and text updates “Bat Cave Signage” obvious (recalling the TV Batman series of the 60’s), so that a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz could follow it
DO turn on track changes and track every change made
DON’T make any changes to the documents unless you can tie them explicitly to an IR/EN or to the FPR instructions (i.e. don’t fix typos or English randomly or for no reason)
You will annoy the evaluator
All fixes must be shown/ justified in the Change Matrix
DO try converting weaknesses into strengths to get better color scores, vice just removing weaknesses
DO reference the IRs/ENs to make sure we answer them completely
DO answer every IR/EN in the section referenced, however idiodic
DON’T renumber existing Tables/Figures (it will confuse the evaluator)
If you update and existing Table/Figure, keep the original number
If you add a new Table/Figure, then use x.x-A, x.x-B (alpha) nomenclature, to keep the original x.x-1, x.x-2 numbering the same
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