Solved

do you sign your network diagram (Visio)?

Posted on 2006-11-25
6
243 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
hello -

I'm looking for opinions on whether or not to sign/initial a Visio diagram I created. Presenting it to the VP on Tuesday.

thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:Trevor Local
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 18013121
Are diagrams normally signed in your organization?  If yes, then I'd say yes to your question so long as the diagram is complete and correct.  If they aren't normally signed or if there is no precedent, then will signing this one give the appearance that you're showing off or is it more liekly to be received as a statement that you stand by your work?  If the former, then I wouldn't sign it.  If the latter, then I would.  That's the best I can offer without knowing more about your work environment and the people you work with and for.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Trevor Local
ID: 18013154
thanks BlueDevil-

This is a small but growing company, so there's no precedent for anything. I'm sure they won't mind either way, but I was wondering if it's appropriate and done in other environments.
0
 
LVL 76

Assisted Solution

by:David Lee
David Lee earned 100 total points
ID: 18013179
Then I'd say sign it.  In my opinion that does two things: documents who created the diagram in case there are questions; says that you stand by your work.
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
calvinetter earned 300 total points
ID: 18013295
Agree with BlueDevil...  To add to this, I'd recommend always marking the date on the diagram, especially if your company's network is growing/changing fairly quickly.  A date helps keep track of what's most current.  Signing it makes a lot of sense in a large company where you have more than 1 network/router admin that may be making changes to the network; with a date + name/initials you can keep track of when changes were made & by whom.
  And the more complex your network becomes, it's best to have the most important details right at your fingertips, such as IPs + subnet masks, public IPs, VLAN IDs, which switch ports are trunks/uplinks to other switches, server IPs, etc.  If you get in the habit *now* for documenting these important points, then when things get a lot more complex you'll be very glad you did, & it makes troubleshooting or making major topology changes easier.

cheers
0
 

Author Comment

by:Trevor Local
ID: 18013361
ahh- trunks/uplinks- arrggghhh- something I left out!

But all the rest I have made very clear, and spent countless hours documenting.


0
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:pseudocyber
pseudocyber earned 100 total points
ID: 18013417
In Viso extras, if you have those stencils, there is one called "Borders and Titles". There are title blocks in there where it is normal and customary to have the title, date, file name, author.  This gives you something of a compromise - gives you the ability to define for your company the "new way it should be done" along with your name on your work.
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
ESXi vmnic Stand By Status 3 60
Layer 3 Switch Configuration 12 48
Exchange 2016 - not receiving mail 17 49
PoE Injector and switch 2 19
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question