RE: new manager, need advice

Subject: RE: new manager, need advice
From: Diane Evans <DianeE -at- LOCKSTREAM -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 11:05:00 -0700

First, get your writer to subscribe to this list. At least he or she will
have lots of shoulders to cry on.

Does the product have clear written requirements? If not, this is a place
to start. I have been know to write my own requirements (what I THINK the
product should do), then run it past the SME's. If the requirements are
wrong, the SME's will get very upset and say, "No, you have it all wrong!" I
get lots of good information for this :)

If the writer is not included in functionality meetings, have him or her
invite themselves. Is there a room where these meetings are generally held?
If people seem to gravitate towards this room, the writer can grab a pad and
pencil (I actually use a laptop) and slip into the back of the room. After
a few visits, the team should realize that the writer is doing good for

Hope this helps.

Diane Evans
Information Developer
Lockstream, Inc.
425-709-6840 x 230

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