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From: Kevin McLauchlan [mailto:kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: RE: How to...
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).
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