Re: Technical writing in the development process? (take II)
Melissa Nelson: <<I have been adviced by another techwhirler to come up with a doc plan for each new project, which I think will help let everyone involved know when I need to be involved.>>--
Good plan. Just don't forget to put in the good word about "design thrice, program once". There's lots of good stuff out there (most recently and most notably by Alan Cooper, a respected programmer) about how and why this works. Check out "The Inmates are Running the Asylum" for details. And spread the message that feature creep is bad for business because it prevents you from selling those features as an upgrade.
... You need to have the right to ask questions and receive answers, not just take what is handed to you.
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