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Authority

Definition:

Authority is a specific Level of power to ‘decide’ or ‘influence’ or ‘enforce’ a specific matter requiring some degree of judgment or evaluation.

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *005
English Master: Authority
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none

Detailing

For example, the Status of a specification is usually the responsibility of some ‘Authority’ (some set of individuals holding the specific Authority).

Authority is held by a specified individual or by an organizational group. A specific Role may hold the Authority. In addition, a Document that is Authorized can be used, within the Document’s Scope, as a source of Authoritative information (in lieu of access to the people holding the Authority).

An Authority Parameter is used to indicate the specific Level of Authority, approval, commitment, sanction, or support for a specified Idea, specification or statement.


Illustrations


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Type

Parameter, Risk Analysis, Priority


Examples

Past [Last Year] 60% <- Marketing Report [February, This Year].
Authority: Marketing Director [Tim].


Notes

This is not the same as ‘Source’, which is the written or oral source of information. A Source might convey no Authority whatsoever (for example, “60% <- My best guess!”).


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History-of-Concept

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This Concept was entered by Jon.

Created by system. Last Modification: Sunday 06 of November, 2016 21:47:52 CET by Admin (Kai).