Re: Review meetings vs. distributing copies

Subject: Re: Review meetings vs. distributing copies
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:51:02 -0700

Downing, David wrote:
> Over the past several years, I have noticed a phenomenon connected with
> the age-old problem of getting technical reviews from SMEs. If I just
> distribute copies of a document, either hardcopy or electronic via
> email, and ask for comments back, I always get nada or almost nada. If I
> call a review meeting, people will accept the meeting invitation and
> come to the meeting.

cool- they actually accept and show up?

At my last gig, a number of people would either ignore the invites or
accept and no-show.

fun, fun, fun.
I heard it blamed it on the culture and the PM (contractor from a
different staffing firm).

Oh, well- on to the next thing.


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