Past Meetup

We need to talk about documentation

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We all do documentation of some sort, (you do, don't you?) and it is boring, time consuming, never gets updated and no one ever reads it.

There is a genuine issue around Agile development that there is a perception that only minimal documentation is needed. This is absolutely not true from the developer's perspective and the business perspective.

Your documentation does not need a wheelbarrow to cart it away, but a sticky note on a wall is not enough either.

This session will show you how we approach documentation from requirements all the way through to end user documentation (aka, your help system).

We will show you some tricks and tips to avoid getting to the end of the project and having to write a user manual.

If you think this topic sounds boring, then it is the perfect meetup for you to come along to, and hopefully you will find it a bit less boring and tedious next time you *have* to do documentation.

If you come away from this talk without some new ideas, or have some better ideas to share, then we are planning to have a "documentation showcase" at another meetup at a later date.

Jodie Miners and Kelsey van Haaster