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Subject:Re: Business Continuity Plan From:TechComm Dood <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:21:12 -0400
On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 05:27:36 -0600, Eric J. Ray <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com> wrote:
[a ton of useful info]
And to supplement...
Don't for a second consider this asyour pet project and work in a
vacuum! You should act primarily as project manager on this type of
assignment, and secondarily as "writer". You should talk with your
CEO, if the CEO did in fact single you out as the primary resource for
this project. Work out what your level of influnce will be, and how
much authority you will have over the project. Then use that authority
to drive involvement from all required parties in your company. You
may find that you will need to essentially task other executives, and
perhaps even the CEO, with work items to satisfy this project. Set
firm deadlines, follow up regularly, troubleshoot the project as
required, yadda yadda yadda. Manage the project. Then, as you get
specific targeted info from the involved parties, work that into your
master document and send frequent drafts out to a pre-defined and
committed review panel for solid review of information and
You cannot be expected to do this all yourself (research, write,
etc.). If you are, you obviously are underutilized in your company.
Leverage some good project management skills, ensure you have the
authority to manage this, and start delegating!
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