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DIARY: November 26, 1997 00:04 AM Wednesday; Rod Welch

Received response from Dave at Intel on trying Communication Metrics.

1...Summary/Objective
2...Dave Wants to Consider Communication Metrics After 1st of Year


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CONTACTS 
0201 - Intel Corporation                  408 765 8080 fax or 800...
020101 - Mr. David S. Vannier; Program Manager for Consumer PCs =408 765 4608

SUBJECTS
Industry Contacts
Proposal, Contract & Support
Intel, internal
90% Managers Time Communication
Meetings Take Most Time at Intel, Dave Vannier
Time Mostly in Meetings at Intel, Dave Vannier

1108 -    ..
1109 - Summary/Objective
1110 -
111001 - Follow up ref SDS 20 4440, ref SDS 19 3255.
111002 -
111003 -
111004 -  ..
111005 - Dave Wants to Consider Communication Metrics After 1st of Year
111006 -
111007 - Received, ref DRT 1 2783, dated 971121, from Dave responding to
111008 - my letter, ref DIP 9 0148, submitted on 971119 at ref SDS 20 3341,
111009 -
111010 - He talked to his boss about using SDS to implement planning on 970603,
111011 - ref SDS 6 0611, and they decided to wait until after the first of the
111012 - year. ref DRT 1 3433
111013 - ..
111014 - David says he spends most of his time in meetings. ref DRT 1
111015 - 2783, reflecting his original concern that time/information is a big
111016 - problem at Intel. ref SDS 3 6021, later related to the challenge of
111017 - manageing a lot of people. ref SDS 6 5803  Dave's work load reflects
111018 - "informtion overload" cited in management texts, ref SDS 14 2878, that
111019 - leads managers toward greater reliance on conversation. ref SDS 2 8812
111020 -
111021 - Article reviewed on 960205 reports study on managers waste 70% of the
111022 - day in meetings shows need for better communication. ref SDS 4 5222
111023 -
111024 -     [On 980307 submitted proposal to address this matter, ref SDS 21
111025 -     8830]
111026 - ..
111027 - Dave requested permission to issue a contract for using Com
111028 - Metrics on his new project at Intel, as he proposed on 970603.
111029 - ref SDS 6 0611
111030 -
111031 - Dave's boss wants to wait because he proposed a business management
111032 - "process" for their project to his boss, which they thought was
111033 - "simple," and it was rejected as too complicated, by Intel internal
111034 - clients being supported by Dave's project. ref DRT 1 4246
111035 -
111036 - Dave says to keep in touch. ref DRT 1 3302
111037 -
111038 -     [On 980307 submitted proposal to help design a Web site to deliver
111039 -     business intelligence. ref SDS 21 4088]
111040 -
111041 -     [On 980307 reviewed Andy Grove's book "Only the Paranoid Survive"
111042 -     which recommends experimenting with new methods. ref SDS 21 4088]
111043 - ..
111044 - Dave indicates he and his boss want to "show value" to establish
111045 - confidence among his team and client members, before considering more
111046 - significant management changes. ref DRT 1 4246
111047 -
111048 -     [On 990505 Jason Yuen encountered difficulties getting approval of
111049 -     SDS to save money on projects at SFO. ref SDS 24 4732 and
111050 -     ref SDS 24 II7F
111051 -
111052 -     [On 990527 Morris recommended considering SDS at Intel, and was
111053 -     unable to get a reasoned evaluation. ref SDS 25 074D
111054 -
111055 -
111056 -
111057 -
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111059 -
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1112 -
1113 - ŽEH5O Analysis
1114 -
111401 - The difficulty with waiting to get established before adopting
111402 - stronger communication methods, is that better communication is a key
111403 - part of "getting established" and "showing value."
111404 -
111405 - If Dave is spending all day in meetings, how is this endless stream of
111406 - discussion in the meetings getting translated into productive work,
111407 - since executives do not have enough time to think, and cannot bring
111408 - closure to issues. ref SDS 15 3479
111409 -
111410 -      [On 980307 reviewed Andy Grove's book where he suggests ideas
111411 -      that support Communication Metrics. ref SDS 23 3668]
111412 -
111413 - The second point is that the business environment is becoming more
111414 - complicated each day.  Waiting to redress this expanding complexity,
111415 - risks compounding the burden of "showing value" and establishing the
111416 - trust of clients and team members
111417 -      ..
111418 -      This is the "innovation loop" discussed on
111419 -
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