RE: Any ideas for a presentation on the documentation process?

Subject: RE: Any ideas for a presentation on the documentation process?
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 07:53:33 -0700 (PDT)

Jason was close...

1. Draw three boxes on the white board at the front of the room. The first box
is labeled "Peanut Butter", the second "Jelly (beta)" and the third box is
"Bread".

2. Instruct the group to write up instructions for how to make a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich (PB+J). Tell them they have one hour to write instructions.

3. For the first 47 minutes. Encourage them to develop a process for
describing how they are going to describe documenting the making of the PB+J.
Make sure to encourage them to fight over petty issues like which to spread
first (the peanut butter or the jelly) and whether serif or sans-serif bread
should be used.

4. At about the 50 minute mark, divide them into tasks for writing a proposal
to get more time to complete the project.

5. At the 53 minute point, replace the PB+J with cold cuts, mayo and cheese.
Explain that the deadline remains ther same and that you cannot be bothered
with any more questions.

6. At the 55 minute mark, they must submit their proposal for why they need
more time to write the documentation.

7. At the 57 minute mark, send all the meeting participants to lunch and bring
in two contractors who bang out the whole job out in 2 minutes.

8. When the meeting participants return from lunch, encourage them to spend the
afternoon complaining about how they were ignored and their career needs were
not considered when they hired those contractors.

9. Repeat as needed.



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