RE: What do you do when there's nothing to do?

Subject: RE: What do you do when there's nothing to do?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Sarah L Blake'" <sarah -dot- blake -at- exony -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:38:40 -0800

I update my project plan in dead time. If I don't have a project plan, then
I begin one and update it with everything that I did on the project so far.
I also do a lot of other project management stuff in dead time.

Project management is a multi-purpose tool for me. It gives me something to
do that requires at least some thought, it helps me to keep track of the
work that I've done and what needs to be done, and it gives me deliverables
to support the work that I completed on the project. Even when there is a
larger project plan and my work is merely a task in the larger project, I
keep my own project documents to monitor my own work.

When I run out of project management things to do, I program databases and
applications to automate the work that I've documented and sometimes to
track work or requirements related to the project.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ] On Behalf Of Sarah L Blake
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 7:27 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: What do you do when there's nothing to do?
> ...having a second go at sending this, because for all the 'the
> message's content type was not explicitly allowed' response, I for one
> can't see anything wrong with it...
> ---
> I'm sure it's happened to us all at some point. That moment when the
> hectic work for the last release is just a distant memory,
> and the next
> release is just a sparkle in R&D's eye. You've updated all the
> documentation according to the spec, done that re-indexing you were
> always intending to get around to, created a new version of
> the training
> course, read the more useful or interesting of the books and manuals
> lying around...
> What do you do next?
> -----------------------------------------
> Sarah Blake
> Technical Author
> exony


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