Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - Earlier or Later?

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - Earlier or Later?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 23:53:21 -0400

Good poll. I can't say that dev built it the way I detailed it, but I
can say that there were very little changes in my doc by the time the
app was ready. When you have good specs, you can get a lot done up
front. An awful lot. The changes I had to make were due to some snags
found during the dev process, and one slight workflow change (a dialog
was broken into two dialogs after some design reconsideration).

On 5/1/05, Lisa M. Bronson <lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> A list member suggested a poll based on a recent thread which included
> a comment about writing the manual before the product was completed.
> The person who suggested the poll said, "I know I've written manuals
> before the product, to the point once where the engineering manager
> said, 'write the API the way she said it would look.'" That's pretty
> impressive, if you ask me!
> So, how about you?
> Have you ever written a manual or other deliverable before the product
> was developed:
> * Yes, and development built it the way I wrote it.
> * Yes, and there were few or no changes in the end.
> * Yes, but there were lots of changes in the end.
> * No, that really cannot be done.
> * No, I never hear about projects that early.
> * No, I do not like rewrites, so I wait til the end.
> * Other/None of the above


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