Re: "use-case based documentation"

Subject: Re: "use-case based documentation"
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:00:52 -0600

You actually worked in an environment where they created a flowchart? I've been saying for years that if they made the development team create a flowchart *before* they began coding there'd be far fewer bugs.

I've worked in environments where there were no plans whatsoever... just a few developers who'd each get an idea for a feature and start coding. Totally seat-of-the-pants.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 2/5/2015 12:33 PM, Keith Hood wrote:

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Since we don't have use cases, design documents, or even what I'd call
proper user stories..."
Ye gods and devils, how the bleep do the developers work? Post-it notes on top of a whiteboard diagram? (I've actually seen that. The entire design guidance was a flow chart drawn on the wall, and whenever someone thought of some nuance, they'd either write something under a node or they'd stick written notes to the diagram. As you can probably guess, documentation was not a high priority with that bunch.)
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References:
RE: "use-case based documentation": From: Margaret Cekis
Re: "use-case based documentation": From: Keith Hood

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