RE: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1"

Subject: RE: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1"
From: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, 'Keith Mahoney' <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'Haim Roman' <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 14:59:19 +0200

Craig,
I have been doing project management for quite a while. While I know you can go to training for PM, I think you can teach yourself(***I am not saying that training is not needed, but with tight budgets, it can be done***) I've started using MS Project to track my team's projects. Because I have 8 different business lines to support with 2 writers, I must make sure all the product managers, project managers, engineers, etc...know where the documentation fits into their schedule and how to give my team the most time to create quality material in a timely manner. I have found MS Project a valuable tool in helping me shift projects around when needed. It also gives me leverage when the Engineering departments decide to cut corners, namely, giving enough time for documentation to be written.

I've also made sure that I talk to Project Managers for Engineering and come to some common ground where we are working together to the end, instead of having heated debates as to when we should be done.

HTH
Megan

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From: techwr-l-bounces+megan -dot- bruce=us -dot- bosch -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+megan -dot- bruce=us -dot- bosch -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Cardimon, Craig
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 7:48 AM
To: 'Keith Mahoney'; 'Haim Roman'
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Subject: RE: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1"

I wonder how one goes about studying project management and instructional design when training budgets have vanished.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Keith Mahoney
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:03 AM
To: Haim Roman
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1"

Hey Haim -

PM = Project/Program Manager
IxD = Interaction Designer
IsD = Instructional Designer

And, there's also IA = Information Architect

Basically, these are branches of TW, but with their own disciplines.

Mahoney


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Here's a comment I posted at the article's site. Since I'm not yet a
> tech writer, I'd really love to get comments about what I wrote. Thanks.
>
> [1] If the point is not to be ready to use different technologies to
> do your job, then that's true for almost everything.
>
> [2] You spend a lot of time criticizing DITA. I don't know it (I
> haven't actually started working as a tech writer), but it seems that
> one spends a lot of time at the beginning so that it's easier to
> change later, and/or to generate versions of the documentation in
> different formats. That can still be a valid trade-off, no? That's
> one of the things they're teaching in my tech writing course.
>
> [3] Users still need help documentation of some sort, and there will
> still be work for people who know how to write it well, no? Not all
> subject matter experts can do that.
>
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> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> http://customersandcontent.com/2014/05/03/the-death-of-technical-writi
> ng-part-1/
> >
> > Time to panic! Or is it?
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> > Cordially,
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References:
"The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Haim Roman
Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Keith Mahoney
RE: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Cardimon, Craig

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