Agile programming has grown in popularity and it has led to new challenges for those involved in providing user assistance for those applications. So is it time for technical authors to develop an equivalent method for developing content for these projects? Is it time to develop an “Agile authoring” methodology? Also, if we want to move away from a hand-crafted approach to developing content and towards a more engineering-like approach, what can we learn from the latest techniques being applied in manufacturing?
Such a method needs to complement Agile programming, but it may be a mistake to take Agile programming as the starting point for developing it. The developers of Agile drew upon the principles of Lean manufacturing, and perhaps technical authors should do the same.
In this webinar, we will explain how the principles of Lean manufacturing can be applied to developing and managing content. It’s a way of writing that focuses on maximizing the value to the user and minimizing waste. It involves measuring the processes and value of what has been delivered so that iterative improvements can be made over time.
This webinar will be hosted by the Society for Technical Communication.
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In conjunction with The Society for Technical Communication, we’ll be presenting the webinar Planning User Documentation When You Are a Startup Business on Tuesday, 19th February.
In this presentation, we’ll look at how to plan a user documentation project when you’re working for a startup technology company. Working in this environment gives you the opportunity to work “from a clean sheet,” but it also has its own challenges of working in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
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We’re currently working on 40 minute webinar on:
- Planning user documentation when you’re a startup business
If you have any questions on this topic, you can email these to us prior to the event. We’ll do our best to make sure we address them in the webinar.
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Details on the date for this webinar will be published in the Events section of the Cherryleaf Web site.
For those who were unable to attend the live event yesterday, here is the link to the recording of our webinar: Recruiting the right Technical Author.
The recording lasts 38 minutes.
Registration is now open for our free 60 minute webinar called Recruiting the right Technical Author.
This webinar will be held on: Thursday 29 November, 2012 4.00pm – 5.00pm (16:00-17.00) GMT.
For those who were unable to attend the live event this morning, here is the link to the recording of our webinar: Writing policies and procedures: The most common issues, and how to fix them.
We’re planning to host some more webinars in the upcoming weeks and months, relating to assisting users and staff, technical communication and developing content.
Which topic(s) would you like us to cover? Please let us know.
Here is a list of our most recent webinars:
We will be presenting a webinar, hosted by MadCap Software, on 14 November 2012: