Re: Accounting for TW time (Was Re: Most dreaded part of the job?)

Subject: Re: Accounting for TW time (Was Re: Most dreaded part of the job?)
From: "Jo Baer" <jbaer -at- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 16:57:47 -0600

> Hmmm...Interesting implication. Just curious--how many TWs out there have to keep a
> formal report similar to the one Karen mentioned?

Submitting a weekly status report has been part of my job for years. Also a weekly status
meeting with my manager.

> And if you do, a few questions if you have a moment:
> __Do you work for small/medium/large company?__

Depends on how you categorize S/M/L. I'll take a shot in the dark and say a medium-size
division of a medium-size Midwestern bank.

> __What is your role in TW (i.e., "captive," contractor, manager, company owner, or
> other)?__


> __Is this required of other groups as well as TW (i.e., Development, Project Management,
> etc.)?__

All in the division (I.T.)

> __Are you a lone TW or TW working in a group?__

Group of six.

> __What is your geographical locale?__


> __Is the report information used by management to measure productivity and/or ROI-type*
> statistics?__

Both. Also used to assess accuracy of project estimation; improve future estimates. Managers
at each level use these status reports to do a roll-up status report for the department or
division, so that the people who earn the real bucks are kept informed of overall project

> __Any other comments?__

I HATE administrative tasks, but this has become more bearable over the years as I've become
accustomed to it.

> I have heard rumblings on this issue recently, and wondered if it was becoming standard
> procedure. I'd like to hear any of your comments on this topic....
> Thanks for any information,
> Laura (Just trying to get through the end of a looooong Wednesday...)

Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

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RE: Most dreaded part of the job?: From: Karen E. Black
Accounting for TW time (Was Re: Most dreaded part of the job?): From: Laura A Mac Lemale

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