RE: document your job?

Subject: RE: document your job?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:56:51 -0400

I consider it part of my professional ethics to leave clear
documentation for those who will follow. Most of us have picked up a
project where someone unnecessarily left us a mystery... or a mess.

To be clear, I'm not just talking about predecessors and successors. Ten
years from now, the poor schmuck who has to figure out what I was doing
this week might well be me.

Happy Wednesday!

- Dan Goldstein

P.S.: I try to avoid the "hit-by-a-truck" scenario. Instead, I always
say to my colleagues whose work I document: "If you were to win the
lottery tomorrow and move to Hawaii, what would the rest of us need to
know?"


-----Original Message-----
From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:22 PM
To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: document your job?

That's a throw-away comment unless you elaborate.

> From: Dan Goldstein
>
> Yes: Professional ethics.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Editor in Chief
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:32 PM
>
> ... Is there a good reason, from the writer perspective, to pull all
> the documentation for such an environment together in one place, one
> document? Without the carrot/stick of ISO preparation looming?...
>


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RE: document your job?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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