Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW

Subject: Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Ed <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, List, Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:22:47 -0500

Having worked in both environments, I can give first-hand input.

With the Agile projects I've been on, I was involved from the
beginning planning stage, and was included in every developnment
scrum. That, no doubt, helped make my part of the process go smoother
and the lack of access is often pointed to as a point of failure. It
also helped that I wanted it to work,

Was it the panecea that everyone would like, no, but neither is
waterfall project management. However, it worked and I received
compliments on the quality of the finished document set.

With DITA, the first project I worked on was a help system that was
convcerted from RH. There were issues with the project, but they were
conversion issues, not DITA issues, Once the conversion was shaken
out, the project was actrually a pleasure to work in. Had the project
been DITA from the start, many of the issues would not have been
issues.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Ed <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I didn't say that, John. But no one's saying that DITA or Agile are without
> their problems, either. If it's broke, why attempt to make it more broke,
> and spend a year or more attempting to implement it?
> -=Ed.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 3:47 PM
>> To: EdHaving
>> Cc: Marguerite Krupp; TECHWR-L Writing; Robert Lauriston
>> Subject: Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
>>
>> I guess you are one of the fortunate few who have had all non-dita
>> projects go like clockwork.
>
>



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References:
Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: Marguerite Krupp
RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: Ed
Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: John Posada
RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: Ed
Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW: From: John Posada

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