Re: multiple TWs for a project

Subject: Re: multiple TWs for a project
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:56:13 -0500


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: multiple TWs for a project


>Gil Yaker asks:
>
>What's it like working on a team of tech writers? Lets say 1, A small team
>of 3-5 and 2, a larger team like the type that would work on a highly
>formalized project.
>
>Tony Markatos responds:
>
>It depends on how well the project is managed (planned). If the project
was
>properly partitioned - "chunked" in TW terminology, then things will go
>pretty smoothly. (Note: the chunks become the work breakdown structure.)
>
>In properly chunked projects, all procedure to accomplish a given task will
>be together. (The end-user will not have to jump around between different
>sections of the documentation to accomplish the task.)
>
>In writing a properly chunked document, the TWs will not have to do a lot
of
>coordinating between themselves. It is in coordinating the different
chunks
>that major disagreements occur.
>
>Tony Markatos
>(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)


I didn't know there were two meanings of "chunking" in technical writing.
I've only known the meaning of chunking as breaking apart information into
small bits, both visually and logically.

Bonnie Granat
http://home.att.net/~bgranat





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