Re: Software project documents - Location

Subject: Re: Software project documents - Location
From: hls_ut -at- comcast -dot- net
To: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:26:36 +0000

The Very Large Company I work for organizes files
by project rather than by type of document.

Every project starts with the same standard folder structure.
Some folders are pre-populated with an assortment of templates,
samples or description.txt files (what is the purpose of this folder)
as needed.

Not every project uses every folder, but this way everyone knows
what to expect and every document has a pre-ordained home.
Also, seeing the folders and starter files are a gentle reminder to
create various artifacts in the course of working on a project.

I've also found it useful to look at another project's files to get a better
handle on what to create, how to do it, where to put it, etc.

---------------hls_ut -at- comcast -dot- net

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>
> Melanie's post triggered something...
> I guess the question becomes: at your company, are these types of documents
> based upon document type or project number? Obviously, you don't have to agree
> that a single directory structure is your preferred way to go so if you don't
> agree, please back up your opinion with a convincing argument.

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