jsr348
  1. jsr348
  2. JSR348-48

Should the PMO be referred to as "who" or "which"?

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: Process Doc
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      Description

      Harold Ogle suggests that throughout the document the term "PMO" should be followed by "which" rather than by "who."

      If we make this change, search for "PMO, who"

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        pcurran added a comment -

        Comments from Working Group discussion on August 5:

        Patrick: Strictly speaking this is correct, but to me the term "who" seems more natural.

        Eduardo: "which" is preferable - don't want to imply that the PMO is one person.

        Martijn: the use of "who" can humanize the organization - make people more willing to participate.

        We agreed that we need further discussion.

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        pcurran added a comment - Comments from Working Group discussion on August 5: Patrick: Strictly speaking this is correct, but to me the term "who" seems more natural. Eduardo: "which" is preferable - don't want to imply that the PMO is one person. Martijn: the use of "who" can humanize the organization - make people more willing to participate. We agreed that we need further discussion.
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        eduardo added a comment -

        I've looked at all the places where it says "PMO, who", and I agree with Harold that it should say "PMO, which". Another way to deal with this would be to replace "PMO, who" with "the PMO representative, who", as in "must be reported to the PMO representative, who" – but that immediately poses the question of who is the PMO representative (or assignee, or gofer, or whatever)

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        eduardo added a comment - I've looked at all the places where it says "PMO, who", and I agree with Harold that it should say "PMO, which". Another way to deal with this would be to replace "PMO, who" with "the PMO representative, who", as in "must be reported to the PMO representative, who" – but that immediately poses the question of who is the PMO representative (or assignee, or gofer, or whatever)
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        pcurran added a comment -

        As agreed at this morning's Working Group meeting, please make the change from "who" to "which."

        Thanks...

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        pcurran added a comment - As agreed at this morning's Working Group meeting, please make the change from "who" to "which." Thanks...
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        eduardo added a comment -

        I have implemented the change from "who" to "which"

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        eduardo added a comment - I have implemented the change from "who" to "which"

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