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The concept of open-source software development has only recently gained popularity as a radical approach to developing projects. Two classic examples the Linux Operating System and Netscape's Web browser were driven largely because of the rise of the Internet, which proved itself as being an effective communication medium. Developers from around the globe working on open-source projects now communicate with one another using tools such as FTP, newsgroups, developer mailing lists, and e-mail. With open-source, you are not limited to certain projects. Any industry can make use of an open-source model if approached correctly.
At this stage, the students held many off-line and face-to-face meetings to handle the mock-up model and actual parts for the PC. They recorded the meetings with a video since discussion of shape and color is difficult to express in words. However, only the decisions obtained in the meetings were distributed in the mailing list. Photographs and drawings were also used for distant communication. Based on the mock-up model made by the students, a PC chassis was designed by the professional designer of mechanical systems participating in the project. During the design process, his ideas expressed in 3D CAD were circulated in the mailing list as picture files Figure 2(b) . Responding to such information, design in detail was discussed on the mailing list. Off-line discussion was held at the Kyoto University side, and only the decisions were circulated in the mailing list. Thus, recording the discussion in some media was difficult. During this period, the students also bought the parts for...
Email services, however, are subject to the defects and deficiencies we discussed in Chapter 11 regarding distributed communications within a project team. There is little or no structure to email communications, and this lack of structure typically leads to costly and time-wasting overcommunication. At the same time, it often results in someone in a need to know position failing to receive a vital communication. With distributed communications via email, there is no content control, and when used for external communications there can be security problems. With distributed communications through email, anyone on the internal team can send any document to external partners, based on his individual judgment on what is appropriate, without any approval or filtering. Generally speaking, collaboration starts with email, and it continues along until it gets to be frustrating or someone makes an embarrassing mistake.
Department managers will be responsible for maintaining their own department schedules and resource pool files, and assisting project managers in updating program schedules. Project managers and department managers will share schedules through email or hardcopy until updates are agreed upon.
When presenting project information, the presenter needs to organize thoughts and topics so the target audience can clearly understand them. A common mistake of project managers is giving unclear instructions or activity assignments, which causes the team member to leave the meeting to perform work going in the wrong direction. A good technique is for the project manager to reiterate the main points of the message, and have the team member recap his or her understanding of the issues or action items. A follow-up email outlining these action items with a scheduled due date is also a good practice.
The telecommunications industry spans many types of companies, with very different products, objectives, and modes of operation. People in these companies work in many different functional areas, in various organization structures, within environments that range from highly stable, to, more often today, very precarious. Some telecom operating companies are traditional wireline telephone service providers, some provide long distance, and others offer wireless services or data communications or video. Many offer combinations of services. Regulatory environments vary from heavily regulated to completely open competitive markets. In addition, the customers they have vary from single line residential telephone subscribers to world wide corporate customers with complex voice data video networks on which their whole business livelihood depends. Some operators are
Especially before writing anything, such as an article, a speech, a presentation, an advert, a letter, an email to an important or large mailing list, or before preparing any other type of communication, you need to know who you are writing for, and must cater to their specific needs.
By cutting overhead, management also eliminates the support staffs that the funds in the overhead budget support. While some of these groups are not the least bit interested in supporting the engineers, many are. Eliminating them can have enormous costs. Among these costs is the time every engineer must spend sorting through email, answering the phone, getting supplies, doing expense accounts, and filing mail and documents. In addition to the lost engineering time, this also means that most mail is not answered promptly if at all, phones go unanswered, supplies are wasted or overstocked, and little if anything is properly filed or can be quickly found when needed.
During its very first Sprint, the engineering team at WebNewSite had added a personalization facility to NewsWeb. Not only could subscribers get news, but they could also identify the types of news that they wanted to see by category and subject. Upon its release into production at the end of the first Sprint, personalization helped NewsWeb maintain its stature as a leading-edge Internet news product. For the second Sprint, the people at WebNewSite had something up their sleeves that the competition would find hard to duplicate. The flexibility of the lexical parsing engine allowed them to also parse the news by source. Subscribers could say that they wanted to receive only international news from a given wire service, whereas local news could come from any source. During the Sprint planning meeting, the team decided that it could readily offer this capability, but Thomas Sun would have to be part of the team, a fellow pig committing himself to the team's Sprint Goals. After some...
Email Marketing Secrets
Inside this ebook you'll learn all about 5 email marketing secrets. Do your best to make your intentions crystal clear from the start. Make your subscribers feel like they can talk to you and that you actually care about what they have to say. Be yourself even if some people dont like it. If you really want someone to give you something they have, you have to appear not to really want it. Rejection and how to deal with it.