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Technical Documentation And Process

Author : Jerry C. Whitaker
ISBN : 9781439861608
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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We live in an age of electronic interconnectivity, with co-workers across the hall and across the ocean, and managing meetings can be a challenge across multiple time zones and cultures. This makes documenting your projects more important than ever. In Technical Documentation and Process, Jerry Whitaker and Bob Mancini provide the background and structure to help you document your projects more effectively. With more than 60 years of combined experience in successfully documenting complex engineering projects, the authors guide you in developing appropriate process and documentation tools that address the particular needs of your organization. Features Strategies for documenting a project, product, or facility A sample style guide template—the foundation on which you can build documents of various types A selection of document templates Ideas for managing complex processes and improving competitiveness using systems engineering and concurrent engineering practices Basic writing standards and helpful references Major considerations for disaster planning Discussion of standardization to show how it can help reduce costs Helpful tips to manage remote meetings and other communications First-hand examples from the authors’ own experience Throughout, the authors offer practical guidelines, suggestions, and lessons that can be applied across a wide variety of project types and organizational structures. Comprehensive yet to the point, this book helps you define the process, document the plan, and manage your projects more confidently.

Technical Writing Process

Author : Kieran Morgan
ISBN : 0994169310
Genre : Communication of technical information
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"Plan, structure, write, review, publish"--Cover.

The Digital Technical Documentation Handbook

Author : Susan Schultz
ISBN : 9781483296272
Genre : Computers
File Size : 80. 21 MB
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The Digital Technical Documentation Handbook describes the process of developing and producing technical user information at Digital Equipment Corporation. * Discusses techniques for making user information _more effective * Covers the draft and review process, the production and distribution of printed and electronic media, archiving, indexing, testing for usability, and many other topics * Provides quality assurance checklists, contains a glossary and a bibliography of resources for technical communicators

Quality Of Technical Documentation

Author : Michaël Steehouder
ISBN : 9051836279
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80. 56 MB
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User manuals, reference guides, project documentation, equipment specifications and other technical documents are increasingly subjected to high quality standards. However, it is not clear whether research efforts are keeping pace with this increasing importance of documentation quality. This volume includes studies from researchers as well as practitioners, exemplifying three approaches towards document quality:•Product-orientation, with an eye for usability in various manifestations such as tutorials, concept definitions, tools for users of documentation to find information, methods of eliciting user feedback, and cultural differences;•Process-orientation, in which the quality of technical documentation is regarded as an outgrowth of a process involving sub-steps such as storyboarding, pre-testing and use of automation tools in writing and producing documents;•Professional orientation, in which attention is focused on those who create technical documentation.The volume will be of interest to a broad audience of writers, managers and trainers with technical and non-technical backgrounds, such as: quality managers; communication managers; technical communicators; trainers in computer usage; teachers, researchers and students of (technical) communication.

Integrated Management Of Technical Documentation

Author : Jirka Hoppe
ISBN : 9783642848407
Genre : Computers
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Writing documentation is an integral part of any technical product development. A significant amount of time is spent describing the product functionality, giving insights into technical details, providing maintenance instructions, specifying marketing information, writing user manuals, etc. As the creation of such documentation is generally a source of higher production costs, many large companies are realising the need to increase the efficiency of documentation handling. Simple documents consisting of only a few pages can be developed on simple systems. Basic components of such systems are an editor handling text and graphics, file storage, and a printer. Such configurations, however, are not sufficient to handle professional documentation as produced by larger companies. Detailed studies of technical documentation requirements have revealed that in particular the following functionality is not usually provided by such simple documentation systems: Technical documentation is often very large; documents having hundreds or even thousands of pages are not exceptional. Due to size and complexity, technical documentation is developed most often by a team of authors. A system for technical documentation has to provide functionality supporting the organisation of a group of authors. Technical documentation usually consists of many different documents combined into one large documentation for a particular product. The optimum organisation of the storage and retrieval of documents is crucial for the performance and acceptability of the system. The functionality offered by normal file systems is not adequate to organise complex systems.

Technical Translation

Author : Jody Byrne
ISBN : 9781402046537
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This introduction to technical translation and usability draws on a broad range of research and makes the topic both accessible and applicable to those involved in the practice and study of translation. Readers learn how to improve and assess the quality of technical translations using cognitive psychology, usability engineering and technical communication. A practical usability study illustrates the theories, methods and benefits of usability engineering.

The Art Of Technical Documentation

Author : Katherine Haramundanis
ISBN : 9781483184012
Genre : Computers
File Size : 80. 52 MB
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The Art of Technical Documentation presents concepts, techniques, and practices in order to produce effective technical documentation. The book provides the definition of technical documentation; qualities of a good technical documentation; career paths and documentation management styles; precepts of technical documentation; practices for gathering information, understanding what you have gathered, and methods for testing documentation; and considerations of information representation, to provide insights on how different representations affect reader perception of your documents. Technical writers and scientists will find the book a good reference material.

Agile Documentation

Author : Andreas Rüping
ISBN : 9780470856246
Genre : Computers
File Size : 46. 79 MB
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Software documentation forms the basis for all communication relating to a software project. To be truly effective and usable, it should be based on what needs to be known. Agile Documentation provides sound advice on how to produce lean and lightweight software documentation. It will be welcomed by all project team members who want to cut out the fat from this time consuming task. Guidance given in pattern form, easily digested and cross-referenced, provides solutions to common problems. Straightforward advice will help you to judge: What details should be left in and what left out When communication face-to-face would be better than paper or online How to adapt the documentation process to the requirements of individual projects and build in change How to organise documents and make them easily accessible When to use diagrams rather than text How to choose the right tools and techniques How documentation impacts the customer Better than offering pat answers or prescriptions, this book will help you to understand the elements and processes that can be found repeatedly in good project documentation and which can be shaped and designed to address your individual circumstance. The author uses real-world examples and utilises agile principles to provide an accessible, practical pattern-based guide which shows how to produce necessary and high quality documentation.

Challenges Of Discourse Processing

Author : Patrick Saint-Dizier
ISBN : 9781443857512
Genre : Reference
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Discourse analysis remains an unresolved challenge in Computational Linguistics, in spite of the numerous theoretical works that have been developed in the past two decades. This situation is mainly due to the complexity of discourse constructions whose recognition often involves language analysis associated with domain knowledge and reasoning. Technical documents, such as procedures, requirements, and product manuals, must be relatively constrained in terms of language diversity and complexity: the goal is to make sure that users can efficiently and accurately understand these documents. For that purpose, these documents often follow authoring guidelines. These constraints make it possible to develop an accurate discourse analysis of technical documents which can be used to model their contents and to improve their overall quality. This book shows that linguistic analysis and natural language processing methods can efficiently be used to automatically recognize the discourse structures of technical documents, independently of the industrial sector and activity that is considered. Furthermore, the book presents well-founded and concrete solutions, which can be deployed in industrial contexts for various types of applications. This book begins with a presentation of the different types of technical texts. Their structure is then developed in conjunction with a survey of a number of authoring guidelines developed in the industry. The TextCoop platform and the Dislog language, designed for discourse analysis, are then presented with a large number of concrete examples, allowing readers to develop their own applications. The book concludes with an in-depth investigation of the structure of procedures and requirements.

Technical Documentation Third Edition

Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
ISBN : 0655186743
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What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Technical documentation ? What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Technical documentation product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings? What are the business objectives to be achieved with Technical documentation? Is Technical documentation Required? Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration, Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organization's ability to leverage the new Technical documentation in a volatile global economy? This breakthrough Technical documentation self-assessment will make you the principal Technical documentation domain assessor by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Technical documentation challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Technical documentation work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Technical documentation task and that every Technical documentation outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Technical documentation costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Technical documentation advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Technical documentation essentials are covered, from every angle: the Technical documentation self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Technical documentation outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Technical documentation practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Technical documentation are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Technical documentation self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.

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