Having been off work the past week, spending most of my time sleeping on the sofa (think I’m fighting off a virus), I’ve been pondering what I do and how I do it.
And I think I’m at that point in my career when experience plays a large part and, despite any processes that are in place, I have to agree with what Donna said.
I’m making it up.
Whilst that sounds like a very glib and unprofessional statement, it is probably true for you as well. Making it up is actually quite hard to do. It presumes that you have enough knowledge about who you are creating your information for, why they need it, how they want to access it, how you are going to get it, and how best to create it.
After that, no matter how much detail you try to plan to, you will end up making decisions on a day to day basis, sometimes they might contradict the plan but, with the knowledge you have, you will probably make the right call. More times than not, at least.
Anyway, that’s as far as I got with that train of thought. I’m off for a snooze.