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Dan Roberts wrote:
>I get the sense that you're kinda dropping review drafts on the SMEs desk,
>willynilly, w/o a schedule of draft production, perhaps w/o coordinating your
>draft production with the SW development cycle?
No, that wasn't how it went. I made it clear, and worked with the other engineer on this (the one who didn't go on vacation), my deadline.
ALthough I was not dropping reviews all over the place, there was not a real schedule, at least not one I could point to and say "see? Look at this! this schedule is the LAw!"
>Sure, you have to tailor your plan, but probably not according to the SME, but >to milestones in the development process. For example: deliver srafts for>component level testing, system testing, release to QA, beta release, etc. (of >course, I'm assuming that the development cycle is this advanced, and not simply
Yes, no project of mine will ever go forward without this kind of system in place.
If your SME is going to be silly enough to take a month
>off, with his own project milestones looming ahead, you've got more serious
>problems than just having a recalcitrant SME.