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Planning your structured writing project – an overview
Nov 11, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Planning your structured writing project – an overview

posted by Tenneti

Moving to DITA or structured writing involves a systematic approach to convert legacy feature-oriented text into topic-based content. In traditional documentation, you focus on each manual or book separately. However,  Full Article »

Team Management

Handling sudden decline in performance
Nov 10, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Handling sudden decline in performance

posted by Tenneti

Is it not tricky to deal with an employee who is suddenly inching towards non-performance? Are you a not aware that such subordinates will bring up pertinent issues such as  Full Article »

Research

The political SME
Nov 9, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

The political SME

posted by Tenneti

Due to many reasons, these experts have some reasons as to avoid giving the right information to you or delaying the task of providing information to you. Some of them  Full Article »

Research

The clueless SME
Nov 8, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

The clueless SME

posted by Tenneti

Most experts, who are not sure of the information that they need to provide, fall into this category. Even though they appreciate the work of a technical writer, they are  Full Article »

Research

The not-so-good-at-writing SME
Nov 7, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

The not-so-good-at-writing SME

posted by Tenneti

A good amount of experts are not comfortable penning down their ideas. They have all the required technical expertise, but lack the skill to explain it on paper. Most of  Full Article »

Research

The starved-for-time SMEs
Nov 6, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

The starved-for-time SMEs

posted by Tenneti

More technical writers work with SMEs who began falling into this category than earlier. The dynamics of project management coupled with customer requests in the last minute for additional changes  Full Article »

Research

The You-Know-Nothing SME
Nov 5, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

The You-Know-Nothing SME

posted by Tenneti

These technical experts consider technical writers as non-technical, ignorant people who focus only on grammar and formatting. They also believe that technical writers lack the acumen to understand and absorb  Full Article »

Preparation

Creating the documentation plan
Nov 4, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Creating the documentation plan

posted by Tenneti

A Documentation Plan is a broad technical writing project plan covering all the execution, schedule, and personnel details. Once you identify your goals for the assignment and create your audience  Full Article »

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