Re: Large document? Who reads 555 pages? honestly!

Subject: Re: Large document? Who reads 555 pages? honestly!
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- yahoo -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 08:44:14 -0800 (PST)

> 555 pages of System Design, in any application, suggests
> to me that content is the problem.

Peter...granted, it needs to be a large system, but for some systems,
500+ pages does not seem unreasonable.

For instance...I used to work at B& That application had 11
identified subsystems, including SAP, several hundred databases, a
fraud control and credit card verification system, order processing,
purchasing, front end GUI, etc. When I left, I had over 5,000 pages
and I was only part way through it.

One person reading the who thing? Not a chance. However, each system
needed to be represented in the event that someone, such as a DBA or
a capacity management person needed to see how any particular part
interacted with others.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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