Specifics on the too-good-to-be-true job PLUS question

Subject: Specifics on the too-good-to-be-true job PLUS question
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:31:58 -0500

Just got the following details about that job I queried the list about last

This would include the architecture doc, design doc, deployment doc, user
guide, etc. You would work with the analysts, developers, testers, and build
master to document all aspects of the project. We are using a Rational
Unified Process (RUP) methodology (modified) and following their
documentation templates. It is an iterative process and the iterations are a
generally a month long. For each iteration there is a design doc, release
notes, etc. The project is three years and covers 4 releases. I would
anticipate you could work from home a lot. Up front we would need you onsite
four days a week but could then transition dow to 2 or 3 days a week once
you have integrated.


I think some of you here have a rough idea of my capabilities as a technical
writer. I'm a good end-user writer, but I have no experience with software
development documentation. I would be truly a novice -- but maybe it's
something that a novice could pick up quickly?

Question: Can I learn this by doing it? Is the RUP process intuitive? Am I
just out of my league here, and should I say so upfront and not waste his or
my time on further discussion of this project?

Many thanks,

Bonnie Granat


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