Transforming Standards Development

Framework

Standards improvement involve a wide range of disciplines and personnel with varying skills in the development of written documents. To bring uniformity to the standards improvement process, EDS has developed a framework that allows management to control the improvement process.

The variables can be grouped into management, systems, technical requirements, and documentation.

Management

Management framework provides topics that address organization and resource allocation. This ensures clear objectives, appropriate resources, and that all client personnel understand the scope and objectives of a standards improvement project.

Systems

Systems framework addresses document types and numbering systems for the improved system. EDS numbering systems are logical, robust, and flexible. Our numbering systems make specific documents easy to understand and use. This reduces maintenance and improves use of the system on projects.

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements framework addresses topics appropriate for the many subject matter experts that will contribute to the standards improvement project. This provides a common set of rules and is fundamental to meeting standards improvement. This framework item ensures that subject matter experts keep content only in alignment with system objectives.

Documentation

Documentation framework topics address formatting and editing rules for the improved standards. EDS have developed optimized formatting and editing standards specifically for company standards for facilities development. Use of EDS standards speeds document development, provides a uniform system, and maximizes comprehension.

Automation engineer, BG Group

My impressions of the document are very positive, pretty much everything I had hoped for.

Automation Engineer
BG Group

Standards Administrator

I really like the direction you took this and I am sure the documents will be clearer to the user in the end. I appreciate all of your efforts in making these documents better.

Standards Administrator
BP

Standards Administrator, Conoco Phillips

The team was happy with the work and invite you to proceed as planned - and also to be open in your views of how we can improve these documents.

Standards Administrator
Conoco Phillips

Standards Administrator, BP

All of your suggestions greatly improve the documents and I would agree that all are worth doing.

Standards Administrator
BP

TQP Lead, Chevron

EDS-Hyperspecs has completed an outstanding job for the TQP (Technology Qualification Process) Steering Committee and the Userís Guide has been Issued for Use on the internal Chevron website.

TQP Lead
Chevron

Standards Administrator, Conoco Phillips

The review was positive and we would like you to continue with the format you have suggested for the rest of the documents. The format and changes suggested were seen as a good step forward and essential in framing the documents so that overlaps and redundancies among documents becomes apparent.

Standards Administrator
Conoco Phillips

Standards Administrator, BP

The document is much easier to read through now. Thank you for all of your efforts on cleaning this up!

Standards Administrator
BP

Instrumentation engineer, Chevron

The feedback from your customers and the quality/efficiency that results from the combined engineer/editor approach is the right solution.

Instrumentation Engineer
Chevron

Standards Administrator, BP

Just wanted to convey a special thank you for your prompt attention to this document. I have received some very positive comments regarding your work from a group that I anticipated would push back more than agree.

Standards Administrator
BP

Manager, Chevron

Quality specifications are critical to obtaining the results we want from our engineering contractors and equipment vendors. EDS-Hyperspecs helps ensure that the specifications we issue get the results we need.

Manager, Engineering Standards (CES) Team
Chevron ETC.

Texaco

The document edited by EDS-Hyperspecs is so clear it can be reviewed and updated in a day rather than in the week that it used to take.

Vessel Engineer
Texaco