RE: Managing Engineers

Subject: RE: Managing Engineers
From: "Hyde, Barb # IHTUL" <Barb -dot- Hyde -at- tulsa -dot- cistech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 08:16:50 -0600

Heck, Andrew, they aren't even going to come to you and say, "Here is our
software, please document it for us."

One thing your correspondent should be aware of is that the attitude is not
there because the documenter is a contractor. It is there because engineers
are engineers and they don't need no stinking documentation (to paraphrase a
movie line.)

Andrew Plato wrote:
>Ultimately, the key is to never allow yourself or your team to get cut off.
>have to take the initiative to bond with the engineers. They are not going
>come to you and say "here is the software, please criticize it for us."

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