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Chapter 3. Power and Influence

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Miguel de Cervantes

You won't catch me delaying a product release because of the documentation, he said, in response to what I thought was a reasonable assertion that user documentation is part of the product and that the project schedule should reflect this reality. We were in a project meeting looking, as always, for some way to avoid yet another delay. And, as always, the question was whether we could shave some time off the back-end of the documentation schedule to compensate for adding time to the development schedule.

While you may not get quite as direct a rebuke from your project manager as I did, you will have to look hard to ...

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