definition of the issue and statement of relevant terms.
statement of roles and responsibilities
statement of applicability and compliance requirements.
statement of performance of characteristics and requirements.
Policies are considered the first and highest level of documentation, from which the
lower level elements of standards, procedures, and guidelines flow. This order, however, does not
mean that policies are more important than the lower elements. These higher-level policies, which
are the more general policies and statements, should be created first in the process for strategic
reasons, and then the more tactical elements can follow. -Ronald Krutz The CISSP PREP Guide
(gold edition) pg 13