Re: Getting that info

Subject: Re: Getting that info
From: Reshma <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:32:51 +0530

I've managed SE for my team for a long time now. It definitely gets you taking to Support and gives you an insight on just what kind of information would reduce customer bugs. Also Dev love it when I push back on hot fixes to Support saying its not justified. We don't have dedicated SE so any time they spend on support issues is time not spent on feature development. When they get that I'm on their side and providing better doc makes their life easier, they are great. Last sprint, they actually allocated one developer to just help me gather all the technical info from the team for the customisation guide. Sweet!

Regards,
Reshma

Sent from my iPhone, please ignore typos.

On 05-Mar-2013, at 11:57 AM, Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> At one job I discovered so many bugs, weirdnesses, and unexpected results
> in the software they gave me a QA login so I could log issues directly. And
> I was really proud of that. I banged on it 'til it broke, over and over.
> I've found that developers find it reassuring that I come to them with
> specific questions about the behavior of the software, *after* I've read
> the available documentation and even the marketing materials. I like the
> big picture. "What are we telling the end users it does? What are they
> going to want to do with it? What are all the things that might happen when
> they try to do that?" I don't always write it all, but I like to know it.
> Real interest in the software goes a long way toward getting time with the
> developer - once they realize I'm not going to waste their time, they're
> usually happy to talk about the specifics of their work.
>
> Anne
>
>
>
>> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 11:53 PM, William Sherman
>> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>wrote:
>>
>>> [...]After all, being a TECHNICAL writer means I should learn and
>>> understand the technical aspects, not just write what some person told me
>>> to write.
>>
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