The Standard should be as brief as you can be and still be effective
Keep it as short and as simple as you can. But not so short and sweet that it is not effective. This post will be an example of just that…
Cover what needs to be covered to the depth that is needed and then stop. Don’t embellish. Keep the focus on the facts. Get the information produced and documented in understandable language that makes sense to your readers.
Don’t over saturate your standard with too many words. Get to the point and do it quick. If a picture helps – add a picture. If a chart helps – add a chart. If a bulleted list is effective – use one.
Try not to have too many wordy paragraphs. People won’t read them.