Re: What shall I do when faced with this situation

Subject: Re: What shall I do when faced with this situation
From: Debra Crum <debbi -dot- crum -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Simon <wingman1985 -at- yahoo -dot- com -dot- cn>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:38:49 -0400

Is there a specification you can look at? That can tell you what the
product is designed to do. It can also give you information on the hardware
configuration. In my industry this would be information such as the number
and type of inputs & outputs, communication methods (Ethernet? radio?
cellular?), and power requirements (battery backup?).

A test engineer is also a good source of information once the product goes
into its alpha and beta stages. Test engineers can show you the actual
product and give you information on how it will be installed, how the end
user will use it, and troubleshooting steps for installers and users when
things don't go as planned. I've found that the test engineer has become my
best friend :)

Attending the meetings is a big plus, since you'll be kept up to date on
any changes that occur.



Debbi


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:48 AM, Simon <wingman1985 -at- yahoo -dot- com -dot- cn> wrote:

> I have been asked to attend developers meeting(non-software industry) and
> to help with their documentation effort(They are also responsible for
> producing manual which is much of an annoyance to them). I collect as much
> information as I can(their meeting memo and everything I can get such as
> drawings and so on) .
>
>
> For those who work in the manufacturing side of technical doc world, can
> you offer some advice on how I can collect necessary input and "help"
> (verbatim from the engineering director)with the doc.
>
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