RE: Operational Manuals - Please Help

Subject: RE: Operational Manuals - Please Help
From: "Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 16:38:04 -0700

Much of what Dick suggests asking for (all good) may be readily available as
internal docs (tech notes, design docs, feature databse, etc.)

> Things I would want to know:
> 1. Data flow diagrams (DFDs) show the exact names of software modules
> and databases and the exact names of the arguments that pass between
> them, as well as the direction or directions in which they
> pass. There
> are tools that make the creation and viewing of DFDs relatively
> straightforward.
> 2. Flowcharts show program logic. Again, there are useful tools. (I
> think Visio probably does both kinds of diagrams, but there are more
> sophisticated tools, too, that may already be available in
> your company.)
> 3. Source code. You should personally inspect samples of
> source code if
> developers tell you that it is already internally documented.

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