Originally Posted by zachoff
Ever been in a meeting where there's a decision about to be made that you personally think is the worst decision you've ever been party to yet you'll be the one that must execute that decision? If yes, what did you do?
Make sure everything gets documented. I live by this rule.
Most communication gets done by email and I file everything electronically. Paper items get filed in a folder after they are also scanned electronically. I date everything.
I back up all verbal communications with an email confirming what someone just discussed with me. I copy myself on all sent emails.
Nearly every project I work on these days has its own CMA folder (Yes, I label them in big red letters CMA) for areas I know are getting screwed up. Let me tell you it's a blast getting hauled into meetings and pulling out those folders.
Into my 31st year of engineering I go...