Re: Doc for multiple interfaces -Related Question

Subject: Re: Doc for multiple interfaces -Related Question
From: Bill Sullivan <bsullivan -at- SMTPLINK -dot- DELTECPOWER -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 11:23:18 -0700

>A related question -- how would you handle documenting a product
where the customer can choose the work flow, thus changing the
interface on the fly?

You show customers A and B performing 5 identical steps in different
sequences. The "Checking if the customer owes past-due invoices" step
occurs in different places in each sequence.

I would number the steps from 1 to 4 and either insert the past-due
invoice check as an OPTION which could be done after step 1 or step
3, or else put "Checking for past-due invoices" as a separate

If it is not important that the steps (except releasing the order) be
performed in order, you could call your procedure "Completing the
Configuration Form" and merely list the steps without numbering them.
Or, step 1 could be "Complete the Form," with a list of the elements
that comprise completing the form, and step 2 could be (Release the

Come to think of it, I like this best. Make it a two-step procedure
and not a 4- or a 5-step procedure.

Bill Sullivan
bsullivan -at- deltecpower -dot- com
San Diego, California

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