Re: "Me too!" reviews (was SMEs and me)

Subject: Re: "Me too!" reviews (was SMEs and me)
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 15:57:53 -0700 (PDT)

In article ORG -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com, dawson_mcknight -at- hotmail -dot- com ("Dawson McKnight") writes:
>"Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA> writes:
>
>|Post a clear cutoff date for reviews, and enforce it; people will learn
>|soon
>|enough that if they want to participate, it's up to them to meet your
>|deadlines.
>
>The only step I would add to Geoff's good advice for a peer review process
>is to schedule a peer review meeting that signifies the end of the review
>process. My experience is that reviewers delay (and delay and delay) in
>delivering their comments, so I nip this in the bud by having a formal
>meeting with all of the reviewers to go over their comments. If you don't
>attend the meeting, your comments won't get in.
>

One of the advantages of using a database for review
comments is the ability to sort by "will do/no brainer"
and "need to discuss," which automatically sets the agenda
for the meeting. I used to pass out the comments that
needed discussion the day before the meeting so people
could investigate the ones in which they had a stake/
opinion.

Also, if your review process involves different groups
such as marketing or legal, I'd recommend an official
sign-off at the end of the review process.


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