I have to give a joint presentation with my peer later on this week.
In the reviews with my management last week - though I realized that I was not "content complete" at least I was on target.
My peer missed the target. It was clear.
Thus I have a decision to make. (I must note that I also have an important meeting to prepare for [actually 2 meetings but on the same subject] on tomorrow).
- I can focus on completing my section to my liking and just accept that in total the entire presentation is going to be less than optimal because of my peer's content
- I can spend the extra time and effort to mold his content into form.
If I do #2 I am going to have to go far beyond my content and force him to make substantial changes to his content during this crunch time. We typically like to be content complete a day prior to the presentation. This will be cutting it close.
I see that I have little choice but to do #2.
I am going to have to keep reminding him what the overall goal of our presentation is as a means of bring him in line with it and cutting out some of the extraneous material that merely takes up time.
I don't need this. Certainly not this week.