RE: writing quality

Subject: RE: writing quality
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 10:15:33 +1100

a) define the product life cycle, for us its design, development, testing,
production, maintenance

b) ensure there is at least one feedback step. We use feedback at all
levels. Once in production it freezes unless the maintenance cycle dictates

c) mandatory reviewers include representatives from the identified user
groups, the product manager for product doco, team leaders for team doco, at
least one formal editor's review and an SME.

d) each document must be tested for completeness AND accuracy. We use a
variety of methods to test completeness - tech specs module descriptions,
user interface exploratory runs as well as expert user opinion.

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Sent: Wednesday, 14 March 2001 04:14
Subject: writing quality do we know what we write is useful and readable?
Are there methods for checking? Who tests the documentation?
Looking for a little feedback here.


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