Thursday, July 03, 2008

Cross Purposes (reviews that have no followup)

Sometimes you run across people or departments that have a wholly different understanding of what the job is.  

The best thing to do is to do your best to avoid committing to something untenable in the immediate meeting, and then try to get a meeting with the highest-up person in the other group, to make sure they understand that you do not plan on continuing to let them drive this process.  Reviews are for determining if there are issues, and correcting them via compromise, and only then signing-off.  Any attempt to bulldoze through the correction part will result in even later finishing, due to errors and impossible requirements.

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