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Subject:Made Me feel credible! From:"Writer Whirler" <a_whirler -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 08 Aug 2003 09:39:16 -0500
I want to share something that happened to me yesterday. I am working on
user guides for a major update to a very high profile system within our
company. Even though the code freeze is way past, the spec docs keep
changing. Not that unusual, I know, but it has lead to a lot of confusion
within the development staff. Yesterday, this exchange occurred:
One of the developers yelled over the cubicle wall to one of the testers
(I'm part of the testing staff).
Developer: "Do you know if Report Generation [which is a Major New Feature]
applies to both internal and external users?"
Tester: "I don't know..." The tester turns to me and asks me that same
Me: "That's what I heard and that's how I'm writing it."
Tester yells back to developer: "That's what Wendy says."
Developer yells back: "OK. Then that's how I'm coding it."