RE: Configuration Guides

Subject: RE: Configuration Guides
From: Helen OBoyle <hoboyle -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 20:52:31 +1100

I agree wholeheartedly about a task based approach. For each parameter,
why might they need to set it (the tasks it effects), which other
parameters also affect that task, what is the range of acceptable values at
your site (this might exclude some values that the software itself lets you
select), and which roles typically need to perform the task(s) that the
parameter affects. Not necessarily in that order.

Often configuration must be done in a particular order. For example, you
might need to configure a list of part types you work with, before adding
parts, because the list of part types determines which part items you can
select for your frequently used parts list.

Helen.
On Mar 6, 2016 7:08 PM, "Erika Yanovich" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> wrote:

> Try tying the list of configurable items to tasks the user may need to
> perform. Giving just a list is out of [user] context. Give examples of how
> the system works with different configured values (something like use cases
> or scenarios). In short provide the WHY.
> HTH,
> Erika
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References:
Configuration Guides: From: Stuckey, Ginger
RE: Configuration Guides: From: Erika Yanovich

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