Re: SME's word

Subject: Re: SME's word
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:53:14 -0700

Sean Brierley wrote:

Well, I don't have time to poll every SME and conduct research. I sorta
have to take the SME at their word--

Seems to me that the comments in this thread are missing a very basic point.

Early in a project, I may need to depend on a SME, because I don't know much about the technology. However, before I start writing, I have enough grasp of the technology that I have some sense of when information is right or complete.Within the constraints of the deadlines, I consider reaching this point a basic requirement of the job.

Because of this approach, the whole issue of how much to trust the SMEs is not very relevant to me. I can judge for myself.The question is only important if you're simply transcribing and formatting information from the SMEs without making any attempt to understand it.

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