Re: Unique Documentation

Subject: Re: Unique Documentation
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 15:21:20 -0700 (PDT)

While it is not uncommon that the end-user wants a single "big hunker" of a diagram, the result, as I think you previously pointed out, is a diagram that is often too difficult to maintain over the long run.

Generic Richard

John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

>With data flow diagrams, a person can docment a large number of
> systems and limit the size of any diagram to about 8 1/2" by 11".

Not arguing that it can be done. However, in this case, the NOC wanted to see the flow through, from 5 to maybe 60 possible points, and have them all on one diagram. In this instance, it was necessary.

Keep in mind, also, that this was a printout (gotta love those ploters), not electronic, so there was no drill-down. Everything had to be on one layer.

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