Re: Document Creation/Change

Subject: Re: Document Creation/Change
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, "'Techwr-L List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:52:54 -0700

This approach to document control seems perfectly reasonable and is
what has been the default in most of the companies I have experience
with, except perhaps the part about the PMO having to approve all
meetings between writers and SMEs, Usually, before a revision can
be made to a document that has been released or submitted for
release, a change request must be submitted and whatever person,
dept or change management group owns the responsibility for
approving must sign off before any work on a document revision
can begin.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
> Unfortunately, this was shot down. The PMO changed the process so that all
> document templates and requests for new documents has to be approved by
> them. Once approved, all meetings that the tech writers conduct with SMEs
> has to be approved by them also. To top it off, once a tech writer submits
> a doc to the PMO, he or she gives up all control of that document, meaning
> that I only have read-only access to the documents that I created...unless
> special permission is granted.
> I understand that a project manager is responsible for the success of a
> project, but has anyone heard of a project management office seizing so much
> control over documentation?


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