Re: Got a simple system to track system text?

Subject: Re: Got a simple system to track system text?
From: Sarah Lee Hauslinger <slhauslinger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Steve Schwarzman <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:16:09 -0800

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Steve Schwarzman
<steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm looking for a not-overly-complicated system to manage the tracking of
> system messages and screen text for an app.
>
> It's not a CMS - that is, I'm not going to update the app directly from
> this tracking system. It's a tracking system for each piece of text so that
> developers can see what edits are needed and which ones haven't been done
> yet. It will also serve as a master for all the texts.
>
> Suggestions better than a spreadsheet?

How about using the issue-tracking system? That's how my team handles
it. R&D uses the system to track all development work, both bugs and
new features/improvements. We also use it to track, plan, and schedule
updated and new docs. Our developers and engineers often get busy
enough that they don't notice emails or wiki pages, but pay close
attention to issue tickets. We've developed a system of filters,
special ticket types, and custom component and field settings to
ensure that we catch everything that needs documenting. For us, it's a
highly effective strategy.


Sarah Lee Hauslinger
slhauslinger -at- gmail -dot- com

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