Re: System Architecture / Documentation

Subject: Re: System Architecture / Documentation
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:09:41 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Megan,

I think the most important thing to remember is that
the needs of the organization should drive the
documentation. As my boss said to me a few months ago
(and I'm the sole writer, too), "There's a lot that we
could document, but what must we document." That's the
key. Determine which documentation is most important
(using whatever criteria you and your boss agree

It's tough as the sole writer, because there's so much
you want to do. But rest assured that anything that
you do not commit to your formal documentation set
WILL get documented nonetheless; and if I may quote
Martha Stewart and Diamond Dallas Page, "That's a good
thing." Later, when you have time, you can gather all
of the disparate notes and documents that others have
written and organize them as only a highly trained
technical writer can.

Steven Brown
Senior Technical Writer

P.S. In my situation, due to regulatory requirements
that we intend to meet, requirements are our number
one priority. The architecture stuff (which I love!)
will have to wait.

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