Re: writing functional specs?

Subject: Re: writing functional specs?
From: Kathryn Marshall <kmarsh9540 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:27:11 -0700 (PDT)

--- julie brodeur <jool -at- petting-zoo -dot- net> wrote:
> hi,
> does anyone out there have to write functional specs
> as part of their job?

Yes. When I contracted briefly at iXL, the tech
writers there wrote specs. Having gone from tech
writer to project manager (and now back to tech writer
again), I was able to better specs than most engineers
or project managers. In fact, I set some new
standards, if I don't say so myself.

One thing I have noticed is that the definition of
functional spec varies from company to company - some
describe more technical aspects, while others describe
more user interface stuff. I have worked at places
where the engineers write the specs, where the
project/product managers write the specs, and where
tech writers do it. I think this is a valuable asset
for any tech writer to have. It wouldn't hurt to get
the experience. I don't see any real disadvantage to
doing it.

-Kathy Marshall

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