If you read the paper you linked to, you will see that by now, when the RAB reviews a test, all they do is checking if the nine fundamental principles have been accomplished (see example 8.d. in the PDF).
Hallo mar56, are you sure about that?
Can you comment on the 2nd (target) and 7th paragraph of procedures section of the AMTSO Analysis of Review Process document approved on May 7, 2009?
It states that the purpose is not limited to checking the 9 principles alone like you claimed but "AMTSO Guidelines and Principles as currently in effect"...
ref: AMTSO Guidelines and Principles currently in effect
The document also mention that the described process and procedures are a starting point and some changes might be expected.
Is the reduction of the criteria to be reviewed to the 9 principles alone like you claimed one of such expected improvements?
How much time will now take the RAB to check those reduced criteria?
Or was such improvement made to increase transparency to the public so they can easily and rapidly check compliance by themselves thus superseding the need for the RAB?
When a tester claims to be AMTSO compliant – and many have started to do that – or uses phrasing that implies compliance, such as "following AMTSO principles", what does that mean?
It looks David Harley focused his article on many testers who already claimed compliance or used phrasing that implied compliance such as "following AMTSO principles"
How many compliance implying/claiming tests in total such testers made specifically available to the general public since May 7, 2009?
How many of of such tests were submitted to the RAB?
How many of such RAB requests filed for such tests were signed by their respective testers'?
What concerns me right now is that bitter experience suggests that if a tester makes a point of claiming that his methodology is conformant with the AMTSO guidelines, quite a few people will accept that claim uncritically
David Harley made explicit mention about the AMTSO guidelines, did he mean the 9 principles alone or maybe the changes you mentioned post-date his article?
As it has been pointed out, AMTSO can not review all tests out there, especially not in advance.
I guess nobody asked about all tests out there but only the ones explicitly claiming AMTSO compliance or using phrasing that imply such compliance.
What actually is the estimated monthly average number of such AMTSO implying/claiming tests specifically available to the general public?
Or was it meant that there are already so many publicly available AMTSO implying/claiming tests out there that the RAB cannot review them in a timely fashion even prioritizing the ones from AMTSO's own members?
Besides it looks like some came to believe that a tester member of AMTSO cannot willingly submit his/her tests before publication, is there any AMTSO principle that prevent/forbid them to submit their own tests to the RAB before publication or eventually publish such test pending review taking care to publicly update the test to mention the RAB analysis results?
Thanks in advance for you replies.