Re: Respect (was Motivation For Overtime?)

Subject: Re: Respect (was Motivation For Overtime?)
From: Mary Reinhardt <mbreinha -at- us -dot- oracle -dot- com>
To: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 10:16:50 -0400

> Unfortunately, about ninety-eight percent (98%) of all companies are at CMM
> levels 0 or 1. And it is impossible to get real respect in such companies.
> Tony Markatos
> (tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com

In relation to most companies being at a level 0 or 1 on the Capability Maturity
Model (CMM), my question is, how can you tell from the outside what level a
company is at in their documentation processes?

Seven months ago when I was graduating from a master's program in tech writing
and interviewing with numerous companies, I tried to ask questions about
processes, audience analysis, etc. aimed at figuring out what level a
prospective employer was at. The problem was, 99% of them gave answers that
would have put them at a level 2 or even 3.

Any suggestions for interview questions which let you know exactly what type of
environment you're in for?

Mary Reinhardt


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