RE: new kid on the block (long)

Subject: RE: new kid on the block (long)
From: Joyce Fetterman <JoyceF -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 10:28:58 -0500

John Posada commented to New Kid:
<< Do it the way you know to be right. No matter what way you do it, you are
going to conflict with someone anyway, so it is better to do it the way you
know best. If it doesn't work out, you won't spend the rest of your life
kicking yourself.

<< You are never going to make the ex-writer happy because if you fail, it
makes that person look better (which s/he wants) and if you succeed, it make
the last writer look bad (which s/he doesn't want).>>

What John said makes sense, but it doesn't address a critical factor: what
does your BOSS want?

Your boss should be your advocate in dealing with other departments. Explain
to him or her why you need to make changes, JUSTIFY those changes, and then
once he or she is in your corner, you won't be the lone voice fighting the
ex-writer and QA.

If your boss wants something that you feel is wrong, then you have a
decision to make.



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