RE: Project Management Office (PMO)

Subject: RE: Project Management Office (PMO)
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Toni Williams" <tonicw -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:37:18 -0800

Start looking for a job. NOW. If you want, you can worry about the
quality product, but *I'd* spend as much time as I could getting my next
job. Because, and I hate to tell you this, your current job is
definitely in danger. Your doc manager and you have been told that more
clearly than I've ever heard before!

I know this isn't the news you wanted to hear. I know that this sucks. I
know that the upper mgmt have their headquarters where their
hindquarters ought to be. But it's better to divorce yourself now and
get something solid, than wait until they escort you out the door.


Joe (who's always been the last person to see a layoff coming, despite
having been laid off four times in 12 years)

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Subject: Project Management Office (PMO)

I just want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my
inquiry. I got some good information along with different points of
To clarify my question about eliminating the Doc Mgr
-- her director indicated to her that upper management is inclining
toward the notion that the BAs and PMs can do all the documentation and
that a tech writing dept. is not necessary.
On the other hand, John Posada made a good point saying that I may be
reading too much into the whole thing so in the end I'll update my
resume, keep producing quality product, and see how things go.
Thanks again, techwhirlers, this list is the best.


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