Re: A cautionary tale: Portfolio Assessment

Subject: Re: A cautionary tale: Portfolio Assessment
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:21:19 -0800 (PST)

> no one could find it since it "made its rounds" amongst the
> management team.
> If you're going to leave some work for assessment, make sure
> they're copies! ;)

Aside from the reason of not getting it back, I don't leave my
portfolio for a different reason. A portfolio is not eveluated in a
vacuum, but with the conditions under which it was created. I want to
be able to answer the following question:

"Gee...this piece doesn't seem as polished as some of the others. I
notice it was done in must mean that you have limited
experience in Frame?."

With the answer, "No...what you see is is a 30 page user guide that
was created in 24 hours which saved the deadline for the PM when he
forgot to tell me about it when he should have, about 3 weeks

What might be mediocre for a three week turnaround is brilliant under
a 24 hour turnaround. And "Blurb accompanying the piece
explaining the details." since you can NEVER anticipate all the
questions people can come up with.

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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