All entries for Agile documentation

Can documentation be agile? A field report

by Marion Knebel on January 29, 2016

In software development, the keyword agile is at least as popular as DITA in technical writing. This is no surprise. Both agile and DITA focus on modularization and the requirements of the users. In this article, we discuss how agile documentation works in practice, recommend tools that support the agile processes and point out the challenges for technical writers. more...

Developer documentation: the necessary evil?

by Ulrike Parson on June 11, 2013

Anna M. is a software engineer. She has just started working for a company that develops custom add-ons for an out-of-the-box financial software solution. For developing the add-ons, Anna is supposed to use the API of the software. Little does Anna know about the API's structure, its interfaces, and its functionality. more...

Developing Software on a Beer Mat

by Ann-Cathrin Mackenthun on September 25, 2012

In agile software development we no longer create lengthy functional specifications or product requirements. We write our requirements as short user stories that could easily fit on a note card or a beer mat. Software requirements on a beer mat? How can they possibly make sense to the developer or the technical writer? more...