We have a growing community of technical writers in government focused on writing documentation and guidance for technologists. Next week we’ll be holding our second mini conference this year on how to write documentation in an agile environment.
The event is on Monday 5 December and will be in partnership with the Write The Docs community, one of the largest networks of tech authors worldwide.
We hope the event will be an opportunity for technical authors from government and the private sector to discuss some of the challenges they face when writing documentation in an agile environment.
For example, how can you ensure documentation is prioritised in an agile environment where the ‘product should speak for itself’? How can we integrate technical writers into the sprint team to make sure all new features are documented?
The full agenda is here, with topics to be discussed including:
- challenges facing technical writing
- writing in agile teams
- creating a content revolution in an agile environment
- whether documentation should be in the definition of done
- moving documentation into your product
- learning agile from lean
- continuous integration and documentation
- agile Dita
- being the agile creator
If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP on our meetup page today to secure your place.
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