Re: What's with the new docs?

Subject: Re: What's with the new docs?
From: "Daniel G. Dresner" <daniel -dot- dresner -at- NCC -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 16:53:33 +0000

>We are encouraged by the way Steven Wolfram did Mathematica ... he wrote and
>published the entire user manual, then made the development team make the
>software work the way the manual said it did ... Maybe we should be prepared
>to get more involved in the software design end.

It may be of interest to you that we here at the UK's National
Computing Centre (NCC) have taught project managers to have the
writing of the user documentation done in response to the Requirements Specification
and then all development stems from that.

(We are 30 years old this year so somebody trusts us!)


Danny Dresner
Deputy Documentation Manager/Quality Manager
Documentation Unit
Systems Engineering
The National Computing Centre Ltd.
Oxford House, Oxford Road
Manchester M1 7ED, UK
daniel -dot- dresner -at- ncc -dot- co -dot- uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 228 6333 Direct Line: +44 (0)161 242 2352
Fax: +44 (0)161 236 9877

"Logic merely allows one to be wrong with authority!"

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