Newsletter of the Society for Technical Communication, San Francisco Chapter
The November meeting is on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle in San Francisco's financial district. For details about the location and instructions for purchasing tickets, visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm.
Agile development has evolved over the past several years, and so have the technical communicators that work in Agile development environments. This presentation explores recent trends in Agile, and how documentation teams at Symantec apply current Agile thinking in their day-to-day work. Some of the trends include:
In addition to providing an overview of current trends in Agile documentation, this session also presents findings from a survey of Agile documentation team members. The survey collects information on what's working well, and which best practices contribute most to the successful integration of Symantecís documentation teams into the Agile process.
Attend this presentation to learn tips, tricks, current trends, and best practices that can enhance your experience as a technical communicator working with Agile development teams.
Megan has 15 years of experience in the software industry, and has worked as a technical communicator for 9 years. Megan is currently a Senior Information Developer at Symantec Corporation. Prior to joining Symantec, Megan worked for VeriSign, Inc., and Apple.
In her previous tenure at VeriSign, Megan served as an expert on Agile Documentation, leading the charge to integrate VeriSign's Documentation team into the developer-run Agile/SCRUM process. She wrote Agile documentation standards, and evangelized Agile documentation best practices to key stakeholders in the engineering organization.
Megan presented at the 2008 LavaCon Conference on Professional Development, and at the 2009 Society for Technical Communication conference. Megan is a member of the Silicon Valley STC Chapter.