RE: The last minute crunch

Subject: RE: The last minute crunch
From: "Coleen Lumly" <clumly -at- ceosoft -dot- com>
To: "'Samuel Choy'" <schoy -at- us -dot- ibm -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:01:56 -0700

I find this is one of the greatest challenges of my job. I now add 15 min
per screenshot to the amount of time I think it will take to write the copy,
then add one day per week for meetings and other detours. I still end up
working overtime to meet the deadline but its less than before.

Coleen Lumly
Technical Writer
CEO Software Inc.
clumly -at- ceosoft -dot- com

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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-131063 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Samuel Choy
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: The last minute crunch

I had a big deadline last week. I got it done on time, but by golly, I had
to work a gazillion hours of overtime the last two weeks to accomplish it.
It seems that with just about every deadline I have, I go through the last
minute crush. And it doesn't seem to matter how well I planned the doc. I
felt that I had planned this last doc very well. Does that happen to any of
you? Or am I just an idiot when it comes to scheduling? If any of you has a
technique to avoid around the last minute crush, or a way of planning for
the unplannable, or a crystal ball to see the unforeseen, I'd like to hear
about it .

The last minute crunch: From: Samuel Choy

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