RE: New TECHWR-L poll question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L poll question
From: "Damien Braniff" <dbraniff -at- amphion -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 15:58:50 +0100

I think I've covered most of the variations that are available.

When I started I was documenting software from the source so, although it was fairly stable, you were still playing catch-up but almost in sysc!

Then I worked for a defence company where hand-over of the docs was anything up 6 months after the product was handed over - so we had two releases, first draft so they could test it etc and then final release incorporating any feedback

My last job was a mix of the standard - documenting prototypes and playing catch-up AND, occasionally, documenting finished products. Done this once or twice where the product was aimed at a specific release date and we actually had time to complete the documentation before it was released!

And now I never see what I document as it doesn't really exist! Basically we design virtual components so there's nothing physically there - great reliance on the SMEs at the moment though I now know what they're talking about most of the time!

Damien Braniff
Technical Writer
Amphion Semiconductor Ltd.
50/51 Malone Road
BT9 5BS Belfast, Antrim
Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 9050 4000
Fax: 028 9050 4001
E-mail: dbraniff -at- amphion -dot- com


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