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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Understand the Development Process

The documentation process is important, but you also need to understand and follow the development process your company uses when it develops or manufactures software or hardware. If you work with software developers, make sure you are familiar with and part of your organization’s software development life-cycle (SDLC) process. Writers frequently work on multiple projects across more than one product and may have to follow more than one development process.

The software development process can have a huge effect on your working life, as you will see from comparing just two development methodologies: Agile and Waterfall. An information developer (you) should work with the same methodologies as your development ...

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