RE: Scoping a DocumentationProject??

Subject: RE: Scoping a DocumentationProject??
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 16:49:30 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
>On Behalf
Of Tony Markos

> By "scoping out" a software documentation project, I
> mean determining the "extent of" the project.

You explain whatever a user needs to know over and above prerequisite
knowledge for using the software.

> (Note: This scoping needs to be done when the TW is
> not creating documentation for an already developed
> (i.e., scope already firmed) product - like for
> requirements specs or test plans.)

You say you're not scoping an already developed product. So you are
attempting to get a lighting setting for a photograph at 5:00 p.m. of the
person who will sit across from you at the dinnertable at 7:00 p.m.?

If that's the case, then you consult with the developers and determine what
their neurons are doing.

They create software or software plans, you document. You cannot "scope" out
a documentation project for something that doesn't exist yet unless you talk
to the developers or look at firm plans for the software.

Bonnie Granat


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