Yes, it's an acronym, a mnemonic (Professional hazard as I am an engineer by trade and mien.)
I think the article is missing one important point - always be ready to take meeting minutes.
I'm guilty of the "if I ignore it, it'll go away" syndrome. You are too, I'll wager.
I have worked myself into the state of dreading having to take minutes - thus I do everything to be unprepared to do so - all in the hope that I won't have to, someone else will, they won't be needed, etc. and etc. Generally a bad plan - an approach to fail.
Rethinking this approach and instead taking these tips to heart is much more realistic. Here's a way to look at it:
So where Diana suggests:
Instead, read that as "Since you're always prepared to take good meeting notes and minutes, here are a few pointers..."
"If you find yourself having to take meeting minutes, here are a few pointers"...