Re: How many product releases do you support in a given year?

Subject: Re: How many product releases do you support in a given year?
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:38:07 -0400

"On the plus side, stress is nature's weight loss tool, so I am keeping
very trim."

That's interesting... I always heard that stressed was just desserts
spelled backwards.




On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> "So my question for you folks today is, how many product releases a year
> are
> you expected to provide documentation for?"
>
> Solo writer here--I support 3 or 4 major (cloud) software releases per
> year on our main product, plus branch releases in-between. Then two or more
> each for 2 other products.
>
> On the plus side, stress is nature's weight loss tool, so I am keeping
> very trim.
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> At least 12.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > So, I'm writing up notes for my annual evaluation and it occurs to me
>> that
>> > in the past year I've supported an almost ridiculous number of product
>> > releases.
>> >
>> > Back when I was doing waterfall software development, I might have a
>> > product release once a quarter, with only one really being a major
>> feature
>> > release and the rest being smaller releases that were generally
>> patches/bug
>> > fixes.
>> >
>> > Now that I'm doing Agile (and supporting multiple products) it seems
>> like
>> > every time I turn around I have another release deadline.
>> >
>> > So my question for you folks today is, how many product releases a year
>> are
>> > you expected to provide documentation for?
>> >
>> >
>> >
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References:
How many product releases do you support in a given year?: From: Julie Stickler
Re: How many product releases do you support in a given year?: From: Hannah Drake
Re: How many product releases do you support in a given year?: From: kafkascampi

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