RE: Requirements

Subject: RE: Requirements
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 14:31:50 +0100

My thoughts exactly.

Gathering business requirements is (to continute the metaphor) a translation
job, from user speak to business/tech speak.

I'd venture that it's beneficial to take developers along but, as Dori
suggests, the tech writers should be the interpreters.


-----Original Message-----
Subject: RE: Requirements

Jim Barrow wrote:

End-user: "We need to be able to see the status of a task in real time."

Developer: "You need a portal that can do a single sign-on."

End-user: "Um...okay."

But I digress. The question remains, however: Do you think that developers
should be involved in this porcess?


Not if they can't speak English. At least send along an interpreter.

Dori Green

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