RE: Lack of self-awareness in a writer...what to do

Subject: RE: Lack of self-awareness in a writer...what to do
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L Administrator'" <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 11:26:37 -0400

It does appear that something is amiss with a management process that allows
a known inferior writer to release anything on his or her own.

Don't you guys use project schedules and supervision?

Bonnie Granat

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> he says he knows and what he does. Tom thinks they map and they don't.
> Recent example: He previously ignored our process and released
> several manuals and help that had not gone thru peer or production
> reviews and then was shocked I was upset. For his current project,
> Tom decided he was done and we went thru the release process (which
> was good). I found out at a senior staff meeting this week that as
> far as he knows, the software hasn't even been compiled yet. He
> hasn't tested the docs or the help in the build. He's declared the
> docs gold and issued an errata because a reviewer found a
> problem in the docs after he locked down the docs. Except as far
> as he knows, he says, there is no build and he hasn't tested the help
> or the docs. Meaning he CAN'T lock the docs down yet. And he seems
> genuinely puzzled why I'm upset.


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