Part 1. Technical Writers vs Testers
I recently had an exchange with Rosie Sherry, the founder of the Software Testing Club, on the relationship between testers and other roles in the software microcosm. This was in response to a piece she wrote in the online version of their magazine, The Testing Planet, regarding the relationship between testers and marketeers. I had some thoughts on the synergies between testers and technical writers, so Rosie invited me to share my thoughts in a followup piece. Here is the link:
Documentation and the Tester
Part 2. Testing Documentation
Well, while I was on the subject ... I offered to share my thoughts on testing documentation. This was posted as a follow-up on the The Testing Planet online.
How to Test Documentation
... but thanks to some responses to the piece I would like to offer an amended list right here:
How To Test Documentation
Any more suggestions or comments? I would be happy to update the list.