Some thoughts on process documentation

A few of you have asked some questions about the blog post about process documentation due tomorrow, so I want to clarify what you should be looking for. You want to locate a manual, document, video, or other text- or non-text work that documents the process of accomplishing, doing, or making something. The document you use should list all of the steps, equipment, and knowledge required to accomplish the task so that anyone can replicate the process. Your blog post should not only summarize the example but also critique it: is it understandable and clear, and do the instructions allow for anyone to replicate the process to get the desired results? Last year I used this example, and I think it still holds up:



Read the Edge and Robinson articles for some examples of process documentation, and if you have more questions, leave a comment here.

~Prof. Leonard

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