Documentation Fit for Purpose

Documentation is still a difficult topic in many IT projects. In some projects, documentation doesn't seem to happen at all. Others produce documents on end — documents that are hardly ever used and become outdated easily. One approach is about as bad as the other.

Agile methods demand that documentation not be written for its own sake. Documentation should always be justified by the benefits it creates. This way we can avoid producing what is sometimes referred to as write-only documentation, but will create documentation that is truly fit for purpose.

Integration into Agile Processes

There are more questions than just what exactly needs to be documented. What should the documentation look like? And how can its production be integrated into agile processes?

I wrote two books on this topic (one in English, the other in German), and I'm happy to offer consulting in this area:

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