Horrible Situation

Subject: Horrible Situation
From: "Tech Comm...." <techcommunicator -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 12:04:57 +0530

Hello All

I have problem which you might have faced in any point in your
professional life?

But I dont know how to tackle?

I joined a organization where they have been developing a product for
more than 1.5 years. As soon as I joined I took over the help
documetation part on the product.

I am a shared resource working across other projects as I am sole
Technical Writer.

It seems 2 technical writers have wokrd on this product during the
course of time, I am third person to work. Till now they have never
reviewed the doc.

I was asked to review the existing doc mapping to the new screens
after the 2nd Technical Writer left the company.

I worked rigouraosly for a period of 1.5 month and brought out a
complete package matching a particular version say 4.0.

The application is so big that it has more than 650 screens, how am I
supposed to understand such a huge application in a matter of 1.5
months. Though I was given Knowledge Transfer I had to work on
documentaion simultaneously leaving no time to check what I learned
from Knowledge Transfer.

After nearly 1.5 years of developement of product a review was done.

One fine day my Project lead calls and tells the review coments were
bad you did not meet our requirements if not expectations.......

the problem is there was no time for me to work on the executables and
there is no functionality document for me to check.

With limited time prospects I just went thru document...I accept I
should have checked with the application but the time alloted didn't
permit me.

I was alloted 20 minutes for reviewing a screen with 15 - 20 fields.

So where do I stand?

Am I liable for the entire documentation process when I am not in full
control of document.

Please Guide me.

Warm Regards
Tech Comm.....



RoboHelp X5 is a giant leap forward in Help authoring technology, featuring all new Word 2003 support, Content Management, Multi-Author support, PDF and XML support and much more! View an online demo: http://www.macromedia.com/go/techwrldemo

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: "Preview Topic" option in Robohelp X 5.0
Next by Author: Re: Horrible Situation
Previous by Thread: ADMIN New XML Article on TECHWR-L Web Site
Next by Thread: Re: Horrible Situation

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads