Re: Unique Documentation

Subject: Re: Unique Documentation
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 12:27:54 -0700 (PDT)

One of the objectives with my web-based set of drill-down diagrams is a way of organizing for reteival a whole bunch of legacy docs. Obviously, the diagrams have to be relatively stable to suite that purpose.

So how do I handle the changes?

I am contracting with a large company that is very web intensive and is rapidly changing. However, at the higher levels, the basic functions do not change . Additionaly, I have a series of 8 1/2 by 11 diagrams, and the changes affecting one or more of them can be handled without that much trouble. If I have a big 7 foot by 10 foot diagram (as John mentioned), then changes become unwieldly alot quicker.

Generic Richard

Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:
As John says the biggest problem [with a set of drill-down diagrams for system documentation] was with maintenance as the system was
dynamic and constantly changing. The web-based diagram was a particular
PITA to keep updated and once I left the company I'm told it rapidly
went out of date.

Laura




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