Re: Specification Dox

Subject: Re: Specification Dox
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 14:36:40 -0600

John Bell wrote:

> IEEE has standards on the organization and contents of requirements, specifications, and
> design documents but they are unwieldy. Because the IEEE tries to support many
> different types of products with these standards, they include more entries than you may need.
> You have to carefully select which elements of their generic standards apply to your
> industry and your products. I recommend looking at an IEEE standard just for the education
> of it, then devising a standard that works well for your audience.

Speaking of IEEE, is anyone on the list a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society?
I'm thinking of joining and would like to hear opinions on the value of the group.

Stephen P. Victor Phone: (713) 513-2552
Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
Schlumberger GeoQuest svictor -at- houston -dot- geoquest -dot- slb -dot- com
5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056 USA

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