Re: Document Creation/Change

Subject: Re: Document Creation/Change
From: Mary Arrotti <mary_arrotti -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: 'Techwr-L List' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:58:57 -0700 (PDT)

There is nothing inherently advanced about moving to a system where one group (PMO) controls when, how, and why another group (doc) meets with a third group (dev). This is what Jim described and what I primarily responded to.
Companies have power struggles. And from what Jim wrote, it sounds like that's what he's dealing with now.
I agree that it's important for product management to be involved in deciding what documentation is provided and be part of the review and approval process. My company feels this so strongly that doc is within the PMO hierarchy.
What's different & unusual is for PMO (if a separate group) to control the doc process - how the documentation group works and interacts with other groups. Since this is a proposed process change, I do think it may be useful for Jim to find out how his management wants to handle this & how it would impact his/his group's effectiveness.

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