Re: For Hardware TWs - a question

Subject: Re: For Hardware TWs - a question
From: "Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore+ -at- cmu -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 11:07:52 -0500

Joanne Meehl wrote:
> Normally I document software but a new project involves revising all docs
> for a hardware-based product. In the existing User Guide, near the very
> front of the book, there's a page called "Declaration of Conformity". It's a
> form, of sorts, filled out and signed by a QA engineer in our company.
> My questions: What is this? And is this an appropriate place for it?
> Anything that will increase my knowledge about writing for a hardware (with
> some software) product would be great.

I have never encountered such a form before, but here's my guess:

Where I work, every piece of hardware that leaves the door is inspected to
make sure that it was built according to specification, and that it tests
to within certain tolerances. Your QA engineers have probably decided that
the manuals should be held to similar standards.

The front of the book is a fine place for this. All of my documents here
have to go through an approval proccess, and the modification history with
approval chops is before the table of contents.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans eeyore+ -at- cmu -dot- edu

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