Re: A wonderful new world

Subject: Re: A wonderful new world
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 10:08:29 -0800

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

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.

Yes, but at the possible risk of her own reputation and status within the company. While seizing the opportunity seems important, it seems equally important to minimize the risk.

A possible compromise between these two objectives might be to suggest multiple scenarios: An ideal one, and a couple of lesser ones. That would educate the management while making her look realistic.

Bruce Byfield


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