RE: How to...

Subject: RE: How to...
From: Kevin McLauchlan <kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 14:16:21 -0400

Hey again.

I got a few suggestions, both off-list and on, but everyone seems to have
missed that it was not me calling the meetings. It was a project manager,
trying to keep everybody informed about the status and upcoming
actions/requirements (from each department) for all the product release
schedules she's overseeing - and also to get everybody's input regarding
problems, schedule-changing resource or timing problems, etc.

I was just one of the loyal few who sat our bums in seats and waited each
time, until we had to give up and re-re-re-schedule. Most of the invitees
are managers or designees (it is vacation time...), and several did have
other commitments, some of which cropped up at the last minute... all the
usual forgiveable reasons/excuses, but only when taken individually. When
they occurred simultaneously for several people, who were necessary to the
proceedings, the proceedings couldn't proceed.

Anyway, one of the truants (a Product Manager) sent around a note chastising
everyone including himself, while recognizing/highlighting the value that
the particular meeting brings to us all. I replied by sending the link to
the "Herding Cats" commercial from EDS (thanks, Susan).

We'll see.


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