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Organizational Structure and Operating Guidelines

The following organizational structure was developed by the ATA e-Business Steering Group to establish a uniform framework for standards development and to provide a higher level of structure and order for achieving the industry vision/mission for an integrated data environment. One of the main objectives of this structure is to establish virtual interest groups and working groups that will maximize “on-line” discussions and collaboration. This of course does not preclude the groups from creating project teams that will meet as needed to achieve shorter term deliverables with clear business objectives. 

For a description of each major working group, interest group and project team, view the Committee List and Descriptions and the
Operational Guidelines.

 

  • The e-Business Steering Group (ESG) is responsible for setting the strategic goals and managing the working groups, project teams and change requests to achieve the vision and mission.
  • Functional Interest Groups (FIG) are communities of subject matter experts that are centered around a particular business area and are responsible for specific sections of the specifications.
  • Integration Working Groups (IWG) are teams of technical experts that provide the technical foundation and best practices that are applied across all functional areas and specifications.
  • Project Teams (PT) are temporary teams formed as needed to focus on specific specification development tasks.  Participation on Project Teams may be drawn from several FIGs and/or IWGs as required.