The Content Development team at Cherryleaf has created a a free eBook that provides help and advice on applying Lean principles to User Assistance. This short ebook explains how the principles of Lean manufacturing can be applied to developing software User Assistance and other forms of technical documentation. Lean is the parent/cousin of Agile Development,… Read more »
It was suggested I read The Lean Startup, by Eric Riess. This book outlines how principles of Lean manufacturing can be applied to startup businesses, and software businesses in particular. For startups, it’s about how to figure out the right thing to build – that people will pay for – as quickly as possible. I’m still reading it, and so far, it is very good.
It begs the question:
Where does user documentation fit in a Lean startup, and can the principles of Lean be applied to User Assistance?
Hi, You provide wonderful newsletters full of useful information. Thank you. I’m a Senior Technical Writer in a small company, and I have one contractor working for me. We have come up against a challenge. <snip>… My team currently uses RoboHelp, which is not a collaborative, team tool for writing. The company likes to think… Read more »
Our latest interview is between Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf and Rachel Potts of Red Gate Software, concerning user assistance and documentation at Red Gate Software. We discussed working in an Agile environment, providing a single support centre for all user information and how Web Analytics can help improve user documentation. This is the full interview, and… Read more »
Below is an interview between Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf and Ed Dawson of Atlassian about technical documentation and working in an Agile environment. This is a 20 minute edited version of the 45 minute interview. The full interview will form part of Cherryleaf’s Learning Zone. Part 2: