Re: Bloated Docs: Identifying What's Useful

Subject: Re: Bloated Docs: Identifying What's Useful
From: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:19:42 -0800 (PST)

Thank you all very much. You've given me a huge amount of material to consider.
 
I will be figuring out how to present these considerations to my various (conflicting) stakeholders. They are gung-ho to eliminate huge swaths of material and are impatient with analysis needed figure out intelligently what to do. They prefer to make seat-of-the-pants decisions, toss the results out to their clients, and wait for the [screams of pain] hosannas. 
 
Well. That's a bit exaggerrated, but not by much. 
 
So, I am also facing the usual question tech writers face: how to educate your company about what you do and why it needs to be done . . .
 
Thanks again!
 
--Doughty (slightly depressed, but doughty nonetheless)

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