The expected behaviours within a proposal team setting or meeting; for example:
- Limiting the scope of a review (for example, “Don’t check spelling; review the content.”)
- Defining the style of allowable personal interactions (for example, “No yelling. Well, except at Joe.”)
- Establishing rules for version control
Acronymized as ROE; pronounced by spelling it out. R-O-E.
Comes from military usage, in which application it defines how a fighting force may “contact” the enemy (that is, whether lethal force may be used). Note that proposal ROE never extend to lethal force, although it is often tempting.