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Have you seen JoAnn Hackos' book, "Managing Your Documentation
Projects?" It's published by Wylie and I hear it's out of print,
though others say no. It's invaluable and EXACTLY what you need.
jbergen1 -at- earthlink -dot- net
----- Original Message -----
From: Humbird, Len - CFC <Humbird -dot- Len -at- cfwy -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 1:11 PM
Subject: Taming the Wild, Wild I.S.
> I'm contracting for a company that was recently spun off, and is
> difficulty managing their own I.S./I.T. department. There is
> formal process to manage, coordinate or control software projects
> resources here! So... I am looking for *samples* of the following
> standard internal documentation to implement:
> * Proposal for new/updated software development project
> * Requirements Specification Template
> * Design Specification Template
> * User Interface Standards (for Windows/PeopleSoft applications)
> * QA Methodology Standards
> * Test Plan Template
> * User Acceptance/Signoff Template
> The IS/IT department provides information resources and services for
> rest of the company. It is mostly a PeopleSoft environment.
> Can someone point me in the right direction for some ideas on the
> layout of these templates and standards?