Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW

Subject: Re: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:51:36 -0800

Again disassociating myself from that mischaracterization of my
remarks. Agile and DITA can both be very useful if implemented
correctly.

Though in fact pretty much every new technology that comes along is in
some cases implemented badly. One docs manager I worked with told a
story about how her company decided to convert their docs
topic-oriented XML files, set an arbitrary limit on the number of
characters per topic, and threw out a lot of essential content that
had been developed over 10-15 years, resulting in an unusuable mess
and a basically undocumented product--after which they imposed
austerity measures and didn't update the docs for several years and
two or three major releases. So that's the mess she found when they
hired her.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I actually agree with Robert on this one. From the bit I read on Wikipedia,
> it sounds like a buzzword-filled methodology forced on a group of people
> that doesn't solve most people's problems. ...
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