Travelling light – The pros and perils of lean documentationAngie
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Have you ever been on a long haul overseas trip, where you loaded your hand luggage with items like laptops, books and electronic devices – just to make sure that you weren’t bored on the flight? Only to be left trudging around airport duty free shops while waiting for a connecting flight, wondering why you feel like you packed bricks in your backpack…
Projects carry a lot of baggage too… documentation. Someone has to create it, someone has to read it, someone has to sign it, someone has to (or is meant to) maintain it, and eventually someone needs to figure out if it is still valuable. That’s a lot of work for something we might not even use!
Agile approaches value working software over comprehensive documentation. But what does that really mean?
Join me as we explore:
- The principles of lightweight documentation
- The difference between short-lived, low fidelity documents and long-lived, high fidelity documents
- When do we produce documents on an agile project?
- How much is enough?