Re: How do you ensure document quality?

Subject: Re: How do you ensure document quality?
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:11:58 -0400

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
<sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com> wrote
> Might be helpful to define what you mean by "document quality."

I'm rather fond of how IBM answers that question in their book
Developing Quality Technical Information. Their definition
incorporates a lot different things that I'd been told to focus on
over the course of a decade long career. They break quality down into
three characteristics:

Easy to Use (Task oriented, Accurate, Complete)

Easy to Understand (Clear, Concrete, Style)

Easy to Find (Organization, Retrievability, Visual effectiveness)


For more details, you can check out the "Look Inside" preview of the
Table of Contents over on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Developing-Quality-Technical-Information-Handbook/dp/0131477498

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Julie Stickler
http://heratech.wordpress.com/
Blogging about Agile and technical writing

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References:
How do you ensure document quality?: From: david hendler
RE: How do you ensure document quality?: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)

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