TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
In order to be successful you *must* be part of the Scrum team. With
less written communication (specs) there is more verbal communication
(meetings, informal hallway conversations.) And that really means
that you need to be located in the same country, building, floor, and
office space as your teammates. If not, you totallly lose out on
Lagging a sprint behind is not a bad thing. I've heard of several
organizations that do that. Sometimes the code isn't checked in until
the last day or two of the sprint, so if you need to see screens to
document them, a sprint behind is just about the only way you can do
And our organization has a quarterly "bug bash" week, where the team
only works on issues. So all those little piddly things can get fixed
then. Also, my team has on occasion let me edit the text strings!
And as Peter noted, there are a wide variety of different ways to
implement Agile. They range from the poor end of the spectrum
(waterfall with daily standups and no specs) to the other end of the
spectrum where the team is completely empowered, runs itself, and has
reached optimum productivity that generates well tested code.
Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com
Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at: http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-