RE: Agile Epics & Stories & TechPubs

Subject: RE: Agile Epics & Stories & TechPubs
From: "Annette Reilly" <annetterieee -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Martinek, Carla'" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>, "'TechWhirl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:01:51 -0400

For comprehensive guidance on information development in agile teams, see

For advice on developing an information plan, see ISO/IEC/IEEE 26511 ,

Yes, you would need to pay for these, but compare the cost to the hours or
weeks of staff time it would take to get up to speed on this.

But I think your question is really, what epics/ stories are being developed
for the product and need to be worked into the stories assigned to the
information developer, either in parallel with the product developers, or a
sprint or two behind their work. So your team member needs to be working
closely with the project team during the initial planning (Sprint zero).

That is quite a sizable body of work for one person. Is that typical for
your team? Do you have content management to reuse material (embedding
videos in user guides for example).

Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: Martinek, Carla <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:37 PM
To: TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com) <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Agile Epics & Stories & TechPubs

It's happened. We're finally getting entire projects developing through
Agile (software has been doing it for a while, but most of what my team
supports is hardware). In the very first project we're working with, one of
my coworkers is expected to create Epics and Stories for a project. Known
deliverables are 4 user guides, 2 quick start guides, 2 regulatory guides,
and a dozen or so videos.

While we've had an intro to the Agile Framework, this is one of those areas
where it's really hard to know what to do until you've done it at least
once. We need some handholding references on how we should proceed and break
the deliverables down. Can anyone recommend some good sources to go to?





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