Re: Skills matrix

Subject: Re: Skills matrix
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 11:12:38 -0400


Here's the big picture:

I am creating a project plan. The template for my project says I need to have various sorts of documentation as deliverables from certain steps--I need a business case, functional specs, design specs, test specs, user doc, and marketing collateral, for example.

I need resources (people) to create the documents. I can get the right people if I can match the skills required to create the documents with the people who have those skills.

At this point I am looking for success in meeting project needs; I am not looking forward to the day when I have to hold someone accountable for failure. So a skills matrix is not for beating you about the head with a stick.

Basically, I need to know if the team I put together can, among them, understand the technology; write, edit, and produce engineering documents; and write, edit, and produce user documents and marcomm.

So those are the interesting skills:

Engineering docs:
Research and write

User docs:
Research and write

I would not drill down to the tools level. If someone is identified as having production skills, presumably that token refers to production skills within your company's tools environment.


Gordon Mclean <gordon -dot- mclean -at- mclarenkvisia -dot- com> wrote:

>I've been asked to contribute to our a company wide skills matrix. Each area
>will have it's own matrix with one being 'general' attributes such as time
>planning, business awareness etc etc. Each 'skill' is broken into two levels
>(or three if required).
>So (and this is probably more of a check) what should I put down for
>My main concern is missing something obvious and making a rod for our backs
>later on (not sure how this matrix is going to be used, just that it MUST
>been done... ho hum)

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