RE: Managing the multitudes

Subject: RE: Managing the multitudes
From: Jim Shaeffer <jims -at- spsi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 17:00:47 -0500

I had not thought about it, but storing information outside of
documents-in-progress just doesn't apply very much. Lead time between
getting the information and publishing the information is short (actually
seems negative in some cases). If the lead time is not short, it's because
other people's schedules are slipping, and I have to stay current so we're
all ready at the same time.

I do have a small e-mail folder set up to hold a few e-mails that contain
useful content or questions that need to be addressed.

Serious problems in Help Files or documents get written up in our Issues
Tracking system, just like the Developers' bugs. That provides me with a
ready-made tracking system for those problem areas.

I try not to gaze too far into the future. That just gets me stressing for
no good reason. Technolgy changes. Schedules slip. Deliverables morph.

Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)

-----Original Message-----
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
[mailto:KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: RE: Managing the multitudes

So far (after the first day), responses are few,
suggesting that most of you don't organize your
various bits of information for orderly retrieval?
Or that most of you don't GET info except what you
explicitly go out, hunt down, and kill for yourselves,
so it doesn't *need* organizing?

Otherwise, the suggestions are paper-based (enhanced
by flag-stickies and margin notes) or SQL-based
(PHP for client... which made me think of Python...).

How about the rest of you? Don't be shy!




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