The Technical Writer vs. Agile Development Methodologies

Subject: The Technical Writer vs. Agile Development Methodologies
From: "Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 14:28:21 -0500

Hi all,

Is anyone else out there struggling with a development team determined to use Agile Development methodologies? I'm trying to research on what the ideal role for the tech writer in all of this Agile madness.

In one of our courses, we actually had a trainer say something to the effect that end-user docs aren't a concern in agile... I know that's not exactly the best way to say it, but it seems that Agile methodology may well be suffering with a bias (intentional or not) against the tech writers who must keep up with all the Agile-ness to create end-user documentation.

I'm curious who out there has been through this. We're sorting out our roles here, but it's been a bit of a battle to get it all straight.


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