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A common misconception about the role of a Document Controller

โŒ๐Ÿ”” Reading through a job description for a Document Controller recently and alarm bells were ringing! ๐Ÿ”” โŒ


Unfortunately there still seems to be a misconception about the role of Document Control. ๐Ÿ˜•


In a project environment Document Controllers exist to ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ and ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น documents. A Document Controller ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ be acting as an administrator or modifying documents.


Through modifying or correcting the mistakes of others we are taking away from the regulating function. How will anyone ever learn if we are to correct the mistakesโ“ How can we regulate or control information if there is a lack of accountability and ownershipโ“


Document Control is a ๐Ÿ”‘ interface in a project environment and when done well, it will add significant value to your project ensuring ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† and ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† within your project.


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