Re: Software documentation on the critical path

Subject: Re: Software documentation on the critical path
From: Sandy Harris <sharris -at- dkl -dot- com>
To: Pierre Roberge <proberge -at- famictech -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:37:32 -0400

Pierre Roberge wrote:

> I started writing my guides based on the specification documents, which
> lacked a lot of details. I used the alpha version developers release
> internally every 2 weeks to update/modify my guides. I worked in parallel
> with them during the coding phase and will work that way until they finish
> coding. Is there another faster/better way to work? If the specs were
> frozen I could have finished the documentation before the developers
> finished coding but the specs are too vague and they change along the way.
> I have no choice to use the actual product to really know what it does and
> how it does it.

Why is working from a spec like walking on water?
Most people cannot do it unless it is frozen.




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