RE: Resources for learning Structured Writing?

Subject: RE: Resources for learning Structured Writing?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:54:29 +0000

"...but the reality seems to be more like you're committing to an open-ended custom software development project."

Could you elaborate on that last part a little bit? I'm not sure I understand.

Thanks,

Steve

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From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 9:43 AM
To: Janoff, Steven
Cc: Techwr-l
Subject: Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Couple of questions, if you don't mind.
>
> What made you decide the migration would not be cost-effective?

We couldn't identify any benefits. The docs were distributed only in English and there was very little need / opportunity for topic reuse.

> How many such investigations have you been involved in?

I've considered it at two other companies but the situations were similar.

I love the idea of using standard source that's compatible with multiple off-the-shelf tools but the reality seems to be more like you're committing to an open-ended custom software development project.


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Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?: From: Stuart Burnfield
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RE: Resources for learning Structured Writing?: From: Janoff, Steven
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