RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "walden miller" <wmiller -at- vidiom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 10:24:49 -0700

In your opinion, do documentation plans contribute to documentation quality?

Doc plans are not about quality; they are about management of time and
project resources. The size of the plan must be scaled to the size of the
project. Change a few pages, no plan. Rewrite/reorganize a few thousand,
2-20 page plan (you decide what is enough for your team/management

But the only way that the plans relate to quality is if the plan helps you
meet all the deadlines, etc., you need to make. The quality of the document
is directly related to the quality of the team and the understanding of the
problem. Plans help you organize your understanding, but do not take the
place of working out the problem to begin with. Nothing can replace a
quality team.

my .02


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