Re: Agile programming

Subject: Re: Agile programming
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 11:08:03 -0700 (PDT)

> I wouldn't count on it. If a catastrophe occurs the resulting
> new laws may result in an increased demand for accountants
> and various other sorts of oversight or QA professionals,
> and you might eventually see some ads for tech writers with
> "<name of new law here> experience," but the credentials
> required will be in the underlying technical field (accounting,
> SW development, QA, etc.). There won't be any more calls
> for writers "certified" in the new regulations than there now
> are for writers "certified" in regulatory environments like ISO
> or SOX.

If it means anything, I was brought into a gig when a well-publicised
virus crashed their system (the way I hear it, the Network
Administrator was pulling out server powerplugs as fast as he could
grab them to stop the replication of the virus) and they realized
that their documentation hadn't been updated from when it was
originally installed several years prior. The request for havng the
system documented came from the CIO, who, BTW, also came in because
of the crash.

A catastrophe can be the impetus for documentation.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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