RE: Re: A wonderful new world

Subject: RE: Re: A wonderful new world
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: 14 Jan 2005 18:00:02 GMT

In the specific situation Erica details, I would disagree.
She has a "wonderful" opportunity here. By presenting her
management with a detailed list of proposals for a new
documentation proces with supporting background information
(what she wants, what it will do for the company, what it
will cost the company in time and $$$) she has a chance of
coming out of the exercise with a clear picture of what her
management will and will not support in the area of
documentation AND a management educated in what is
required to satisfy whatever document requirements may
be imposed upon her process. These are always items #1 and
2 on any wish list I ever have. In this situation I would
not only try to forecast anything I thought *I* might ever
want to do in a document process, but also anything I thought
*they* might ever want me to do.

------- Original Message -------
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 09:12:41 -0800 Bruce Byfield wrote:

Jaded? I suppose so, although "experienced" might be a better word.
However, one thing you might not be considering is that making
unrealistic requests can weaken your position in the company. If your
demands require more money or effort than your company is willing to
undertake, then you're going to be taken less seriously. Before you
submit any plans, you should probably nose around and see what realistic
limits exist. Once you know that, then you can plan realistically -
and, if you plan realistically, you will then be more valued in the company.


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