RE: Tech Writer and BA Title

Subject: RE: Tech Writer and BA Title
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "Jim Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:59:02 -0700

Hey, Jim!

At my current employer, we call this person Team lead. Team leads run 3 or 4
people and report directly to the Manager of the department. They have
additional responsibilities, like making sure their team members are on
track, monitoring the writer's project, and so on. The members of the
specific teams may vary or may not, per project demands.

It's also for when the Manager should be a Director and the Team Leads
should be promoted to Managers and no one wants to create those positions.


Sharon Burton
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting

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Subject: Tech Writer and BA Title

The "Tech Writer Turned Business Analyst" thread prompted me to ask another
question about titles.

Karen's job description matches what I've been doing for six months (use
case modeling, UML methodology, use case diagrams, activity diagrams,
sequence diagrams, and class diagrams). This is in addition to all of the
regular tech writing duties.

Someone higher up in the company decided that I should be promoted and take
on the tasks listed above permanently...or until I collapse in a heap,
whichever comes first. There's a few twists to this though.

1. I have to come up with my own job title.
2. I'll have three direct reports (two tech writers and another BA).
3. I can't call myself a "Manager" (or above) because I report to a manager,
and the company can't promote him at this time.

So what do you call a tech writer who is in charge of the technical
publications department when you can't use the "M" word?

- Jim


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