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I've been putting together Development Guidelines for my employer and in the process have reviewed many published standards (in the .Net arena) from around the world. In each category, the suggestions at SSW are always among the best.
Leon Bambrick -
Do you agree with them all? Are we missing some?
Let us know what you think.
Do you enter your bosses Timesheets daily?
Follow Rules to Better Timesheets
Do you make sure your boss is aware of his appointments for the following day?
At 5pm - print his calendar and test that your boss knows what he is doing the next
PS: At this time you should also ask "Do you have any time-critical emails that
eg. "Hi Bill, Do you know what you have going on tomorrow"
Do you touch base during the day?
Look at the boss' calendar, if you see a meeting at 3pm, call him at 12 noon and
say something like "Do you have anything going on this afternoon?"
If he knows he has a meeting at 3pm say "How many hours away is that?", "How long will it take you to get there?"
Do you indicate when you are sending an emails on behalf of someone else?
- You may sometimes send an email on behalf of someone else. If you do, ensure that
you BCC the person you are sending it on behalf of and add  in the subject field
(at the end) so that such emails can be identified.
Do you encourage your boss to book appointments through your PA?
The boss needs to know that if he takes a call from someone (wanting work done),
he should know he has two options to offer the caller:
Note: If the appointment is for the same day, the person needs to use option #2,
otherwise the PA will not be aware of the change.
* send a 'Outlook Calendar Appointment', or
* call his PA and have him/her double check that they are free, and then send an 'Outlook
Do you book better flights?
Follow Rules to Better Flights