I am in the process of adding to the Officer's Handbook and have been grappling with the best way to present best practise for managing power distribution. I am interested in any comments people have on the matter.
I am putting a lot of thought into how to present best practise for the role engineering. initially I thought I could just devise a series of presets that people could use, however I have steered away from this idea because I don't think there is a "right" set of presets that everyone should use. Everyone will have their own preferences. Instead I am going along the lines of "guidance" information. Standard guidelines that mean you aren't constrained by what is seen as right or wrong, but also ones that give you an idea of what to do and what not to do (like not cutting power for shields to 0%!)
I have written some "Standard Operational Settings and Procedures" already detailing minimum levels and stating reasons why and I would like some feedback on them. I'm sure I can justify all my comments and reasons to people, but this is a kind of test beyond me questioning myself i.e. you guys questioning me!
I'll add a second post with extracts for what I have already written for you to comment on and debate. I am willing to change things if people can convince me their ideas are better (and I am open to advice and comments and changing the content!), but I'm not going to change it simply because someone disagrees because it isn't the way they do it. You need sound reasons and justification!