Category - Content Marketing

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Jun

Can Plain Language save cost? – You better believe it!

Can Plain Language save cost? – You better believe it! Did you know that ‘plain language’ is the law? In October 2010, Barack Obama signed the ‘Plain Language’ bill. It mandated that all federal communications adhere to plain language principals. The implementation deadline is October 2011. By that date, all fed communications must be plain …

20
Jun

‘No Bad Language’ – Notes from Denver @ the APMP 2011 Annual Conference

‘No Bad Language’ – Notes from Denver @ the APMP 2011 Annual Conference Somewhat belatedly, I wanted to quickly blog on the APMP (www.APMP.org ) annual conference this year in Denver. This was our first time at the conference and it was really great to have the opportunity to exhibit and meet so many new …

20
Apr

Win Theme coverage, how frequency analysis & Excel uncovers gaps

Win Theme coverage, how frequency analysis & Excel uncovers gaps As a software vendor, working with customers can throw up some very pleasant surprises. We really love it when a customer shows us a product usage scenario we had not anticipated. This is an exhilarating experience! Such was the case last week. Our customer; Doug, …

22
Mar

What is Document Content Analysis? How it differs from Document Management. (Part 2)

What is Document Content Analysis? How it differs from Document Management.  (Part 2) (This is the second of two blog posts.) In the first post here, I outlined how document management systems such as Sharepoint are really only as good as the structures set up to organize and store the data. Indeed, even assuming good …

3
Mar

What is Document Content Analysis? How it differs from Document Management. (Part 1)

What is Document Content Analysis? How it differs from Document Management.  (Part 1) (This is the first of two blog posts.) We work with corporate entities both in the IT and Bid Compliance space. With few exceptions, these organizations currently use, or are looking to use Microsoft Sharepoint. VisibleThread does use its own repository based …

17
Dec

Square pegs, round holes – why non-funcs are really not stories

Square pegs, round holes – why non-funcs are really not stories I’ve been blogging lately about a couple of topics pertaining to ‘agile’ methods. Along those lines, I wanted to consider one suggested practice that I think is worth reflecting on, that is; the treatment of NFRs (non-functional requirements) as stories. Let’s draw back for …

26
Nov

Iteration 0 in Agile – Initial Requirement Analysis in disguise

Iteration 0 in Agile – Initial Requirement Analysis in disguise Scott Ambler is a good guy. He’s done some interesting studies of project success for agile projects. If interested, you can see a lot of his work here at his agile modeling site. Scott, in common with many agilists is an advocate of iterative delivery. …

3
Nov

Moving to Agile Documentation – why ‘Pair Inspections’ make sense

Moving to Agile Documentation – why ‘Pair Inspections’ make sense One of the more controversial techniques fostered by some in the agile community is ‘Pair Programming’. It is a practice that originates from Extreme Programming, a specific Agile process pioneered by Kent Beck. It is controversial, particularly for larger corporates because it seeks to adjust …

20
Oct

The move to Agile – The impact on Business Analysts

The move to Agile – The impact on Business Analysts The current move towards agile appears inexorable. IT executives are finally paying attention to the benefits that agile brings. However, doing agile well is a non-trivial matter especially for business analysts used to SDLC / waterfall processes. Indeed many projects are more suited to waterfall …

11
Sep

Traceability, dependencies between documents & an interesting variant; Simulation

Traceability, dependencies between documents & an interesting variant; Simulation I blogged a while back in Document dependencies, traceability and Impact Analysis – tales from the front line about dependencies within and across documents and how classic traceability matrix approaches fall short in two key aspects; maintainability of the trace matrix when reacting to changing doc …

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