[Installation Guide] I've changed my mind again!

DB Cummings dbcummings3174 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 12:58:56 UTC 2009


I think this is the best way to do the project.  I think this kind of
structure provides goals, accountability, and mentoring.  If needed, I would
be willing to server in whatever capacity.  I am available indefinitely.

DB Cummings

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Phil Bull <philbull at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I've changed my mind about how best to approach the Installation guide.
> As you may be aware, I attended a conference last weekend on writing
> open source documentation, and came back with lots of new ideas and a
> (hopefully) better idea of how to run a documentation project. I'd like
> to try and apply some of these ideas to the IG if I may.
> My first plan is to recruit a small team of contributors and assign
> specific roles within that team. Each person would have a well-defined
> set of responsibilities and definite goals to work towards. We would
> meet on a regular basis and report back to the Doc team regularly too.
> The roles which I think make the most sense are Project Manager (me),
> Editor, three Writers, Technical Reviewer and User Testing Manager,
> which makes seven in total.
> The advantages of working in a structured team, as I see it, are that
> people will have a better idea of what is expected of them, there will
> be an obvious "go-to guy" responsible for a certain aspect of the guide,
> and communication should be faster. If the guide is successful, it would
> also be something for people to put on their CVs/resumes (effective
> teamworking is still a skill, right?).
> The caveats are that the size of the team is fixed (no room for
> latecomers) and that a greater (but not unrealistic) time commitment
> will be required from team members.
> So, what do you guys think about this? Worth a try?
> Thanks,
> Phil
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