rounding up my straying projects

Subject: rounding up my straying projects
From: "Kim Forbes" <kim_portonova -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 12:41:28 -0000

Ok, I'm working on three main projects. One is going wonderfully. I'm working on the interface, on-line help, web FAQ, and user manual. Everything is going swimmingly. The second project was a combined User manual, policy and procedure manual, and training guide. I completed it on time and it came in at around 300 pages. I handed it to the SMEs about 2 months ago for review. (That is the way they wanted to review it--as a whole) and then they have told me that they are too busy to review it. So that project is on hold. I've nudged them a couple of times, asked if there was anything they would like me to do with the project, but I've been blown off.

The third project, well, how do I start. . . (It is so bad it deserves its own paragraph :)) It was started because a small, but difficult, department needed a way to track their call center calls. Our programmers wanted to try to build a project in Java. Three project managers later I have an unusable program. I told the project manager that I could not document it because it didn't work. (Honest!! It just didn't work. It crashed, buttons didn't work, I couldn't leave the first screen, I got lost in 4 (yes, 4) layers of pop-up boxes.)

He took me aside and said that he was trying to get rid of the main programmer who can't program a GUI. Ok, a few days later I see said Project Manager in hall, who tells me that Main Programmer made some changes (that I can't see yet, because they want to test it with users) and that it is going to work fine. They'll get in touch when they are ready for documenation again.

How do I round up these last two wild children projects of mine?

Kim Forbes

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