NISO commissioned a Blue Ribbon Panel, chaired by Cliff Lynch, to advise on its strategic planning process. [Full disclosure: I was a member of the panel.]
The report of the Panel [pdf] is now available and makes compelling reading for anybody interested in how standards work is organized - or not organized - in our space.
And as more processes move into a network environment, standards become much more important. This means that we would benefit from better ways of identifying standards needs, better ways of supporting standards activities through their whole life-cycle, and a better synthesising framework within which to understand priorities and gaps.