Susan Modlin <smodlin at yahoo.com> wrote: I've been working in and with agile
development groups as a writer or doc manager since late in the last century.
When I first heard about agile, I thought it was the devil's spawn, but it
hasn't turned out that way at all. In my experience, a writer in a well-run
agile environment can be involved from day one of the first iteration all the
way through to delivery of a final product -- and not just writing and
rewriting the same stuff over and over again. In fact, I find that I don't
spend as much time
writing as I once did. However, as an integral part of the development
organization, I have no shortage of interesting and impactful (terrible
word) tasks on my plate.
----- Original Message ----
From: Technical Writer
To: Leslie Schwartz ; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:52:21 AM
Subject: RE: radical revamping of techpubs
The experience of one person, or even a handful, do not in any way
negate an obvious and growing trend in the software industry--directly
related to "agile" development--to consider TW involvement as pointless
until the final iteration.