Re: A semi-hard landing....

Subject: Re: A semi-hard landing....
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 15:18:15 -0700

I wonder if this is yet another characterisitc of the way things
work in the software industry. In most companies I've
worked in we did research, designed, reviewed, revised and
re-reviewed multiple times before ever cutting the first piece
of metal (i.e., "measure twice, cut once"). The idea that
anyone on the team - engineers, tech writers, etc. - should
be whacking out "deliverables" from day one without first
doing the preliminaries would be considered madness.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>

> Yeah, what that Gene feller said;^)
> What struck me was how Bob is looking at your duties and responsibilities.
> Along the lines of being deliverable-driven, it sounds like Bob looks at
> documentation as an end to a means: just keep peckin' away at your keyboard.
> So what did Bob tell you that you had to deliver? What are your
> deliverables? Have you met previous deadlines, if any?
> If Bob is judging his employee's worth based on the number of keys they
> press in a day, then Bob is an idiot.


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