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To be fair, most of these methods and processes were not innovative nor invented here, but rather best practices observed to be effective for similar projects and adopted or re- purposed for our own devices. Nonetheless, even the best tools will not by themselves ensure dramatic time savings nor smooth operation if they are not properly leveraged. It also greatly aids communication if these processes are transparent (as much as possible) to everyone involved. Needless to say, these same techniques are currently in use in S3WG67 (Manikins), the other working group that I chair.
In summary:
• Garner early consensus on
the Revision Scope
• Engage the participants
• Have shorter (≤ 90 min),
more frequent (monthly) on-
line “Virtual Meetings”
• Use Tools within Word such as “track changes” and
“comment” balloons to engage discussion
• Leverage the ASA’s file transfer protocol (ftp) site for
  Fig. 1. Time for working group to come to closure.
posting drafts, reference material, and meeting minutes
• Post all documents in a timely manner!
• Don’t be afraid to assign homework
• Keep good records
• Keep WG processes transparent.AT
  Christopher Struck is the CEO and Chief Scientist for CJS Labs, a consulting firm, in San Francisco. Mr. Struck was Electroacoustics Application Specialist at Brüel & Kjær—Denmark from 1986–1993. He was Principal Consultant for Charles M. Salter Associates from 1994–1995. From 1996–2001, he was Manager of Electroacoustics in the Research Group at GN ReSound. He was Director of Engineering at Dolby Laboratories from 2001–2005 and Vice President of Engineering for Tymphany Corporation in 2006. Mr. Struck holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where his studies also included electronic music composition. Mr. Struck is the author of many technical papers, application notes and articles. During the course of his work, he has traveled extensively throughout the world, providing training and lecturing on the topics of acoustics, signal pro- cessing, and measurement techniques.
He is a Fellow and former Governor of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is the Chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S3WG37 Working Group on Couplers and Ear Simulators and the Chair of the ANSI S3WG67 Working Group on Manikins. He is active on the AES SC- 04-03 Working Group on Loudspeaker Modeling and Measurement, the AES SC-04-04 Working Group on Microphones, the ANSI S3WG48 Working Group on Hearing Aid Measurements, and the IEEE Subcommittee on Telephone Instrument Testing.
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