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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Dealing with different SMEs
Sep 25, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Dealing with different SMEs

posted by vineet

Apparently, the most challenging task for any technical writer is to extract complete and accurate information from the Subject Matter Expert (SME). This task becomes even more difficult if the  Full Article »

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Functional Requirements Specifications
Sep 25, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Functional Requirements Specifications

posted by Tenneti

This document lists the features of the product and the various functionalities that must be available in the product. You can use this document to update the User’s guide and  Full Article »

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Sep 1, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Reading source documents

posted by Tenneti

This section enumerates the different source documents and explains the ways to retrieve required information from them.

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Sep 1, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Gathering SME inputs

posted by vineet

Interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the most common and important methods for gathering the information required to create quality documents.

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Sep 1, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Design Documents

posted by Tenneti

The system architect or the software designer prepares the design document that describes the product in detail. It acts as a beginning point for the product development team.

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