Re: FW: Reviews

Subject: Re: FW: Reviews
From: Douglas Holzworth <dholzwor -at- CSCI -dot- CSC -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 11:26:04 CDT

> Karen Serenil wrote (snip):
> and Tim Altom replied (snip):
and Sheldon Siegel writes:

> Since it's Friday, I think I'll let a little venom loose. THIS LINE OF
> THINKING REALLY GETS MY GOAT! Why do we have to bow down to prima donna
> programmers, begging them to *please* review the doc, please, please, please
> ... we'll be your friend! we'll ask about how your summer home is coming
> along! we'll bring the donuts! GIVE ME A BREAK! We are professionals; they
> are professionals. We need to treat each other with the professional
> courtesy we both deserve. We are both on the SAME TEAM ... we both want to
> produce a high quality product, which requires both of our areas of
> expertise.

Failure to obtain good reviews indicates a failure to establish
a truly integrated team and process. This seems to be a macro-issue,
one that needs to be addressed at a level above the Technical
Writer.

When these issues are brought before me, I view it as *my*
responsibility, as a manager, to address the specific issue and
to determine if there is a larger culture/educational problem
that needs to be addressed at my level or above.

-- Douglas Holzworth
Mgr, Documentation & Training
CSC-Intelicom
Champaign, IL

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