RE: Simplicity

Subject: RE: Simplicity
From: "Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:24:35 PST

Andrew Plato said:

Therefore, it is not always fiscally prudent for corporations to spend a gajillion dollars on hiring tech writers to sit around all day dreaming up rock-solid documentation processes and designs.

Tony Markatos:

Ref Designs:

"Rock-solid" designs are better than poor designs. And, provided the end-user goals & tasks have been properly analyzed, excellent design does not take long.

Ref Processes:

I agree with your point that a lot of time can be spent "dreaming up" ideal processes. The answer may be to think in terms of deliverables - not so much the processes that develope them. Processes needed vary (sometimes radically) from organization to organization. Deliverables not nearly so much. Deliverables provide early project matrices.

Tony Markatos
(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)

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