Re: Business Requirements

Subject: Re: Business Requirements
From: Joanne Wittenbrook <jwittenbrook -at- ameritech -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 09:11:16 -0700 (PDT)

>My belief is (2). The tools you use may be important, but they are
>not the most important.

>If I am wrong, tell me where?

(an old grey/gray hair)

As another elder of the tribe, I agree with you. Too many recruiters and HR departments get tangled up looking for some who knows the Wigamajuly Suite of writing tools and barely notice the other skills that are important.

I just went through a series of interviews (successfully) for a great job and the tools were hardly mentioned. It was more important to discuss the methods, the concepts, and the dynamics of documenting processes. I can pick up whatever tools they have and learn them.

Those of us who have been around a long time have learned many writing tools, from the IBM selectric forward.

The writing of business requirements really exploded in the web world, where those of us who can compile information and communicate it were first pick to communicate between what a business wanted to do and what a developer could do.

So technical writing is growning, and will continue to grow.

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