Technical Documentation and Process

Technical Documentation and Process

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By (author) Jerry C. Whitaker, By (author) Robert K. Mancini

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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 195 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 235mm x 15mm | 294g
  • Publication date: 24 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 1439861595
  • ISBN 13: 9781439861592
  • Illustrations note: 49 black & white illustrations, 18 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,763,010

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We live in an age of electronic interconnectivity, with co-workers across the hall and across the ocean, and managing meetings can be a challenge across multiple time zones and cultures. This makes documenting your projects more important than ever. In Technical Documentation and Process, Jerry Whitaker and Bob Mancini provide the background and structure to help you document your projects more effectively. With more than 60 years of combined experience in successfully documenting complex engineering projects, the authors guide you in developing appropriate process and documentation tools that address the particular needs of your organization. Features Strategies for documenting a project, product, or facility A sample style guide template-the foundation on which you can build documents of various types A selection of document templates Ideas for managing complex processes and improving competitiveness using systems engineering and concurrent engineering practices Basic writing standards and helpful references Major considerations for disaster planning Discussion of standardization to show how it can help reduce costs Helpful tips to manage remote meetings and other communications First-hand examples from the authors' own experience Throughout, the authors offer practical guidelines, suggestions, and lessons that can be applied across a wide variety of project types and organizational structures. Comprehensive yet to the point, this book helps you define the process, document the plan, and manage your projects more confidently.

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Jerry C. Whitaker is the vice president of standards development at the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). He has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for more than 30 years, with specialization in communications. His CRC Press books include: Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Third Edition (2012) AC Power Systems Handbook, Third Edition (2006) The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition (2005) The RF Transmission Systems Handbook (2002) Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook, Second Edition (2001) Robert K. Mancini is president of Mancini Enterprises, LLC, a business consulting, estate planning, and educational services corporation based in California. He has been involved in programming, product management, technical writing, sales/product training, and marketing in the software and aerospace industries for more than 30 years. His authored projects include: Image Focus manuals, marketing, and training materials, NewEra Software DSSI product marketing materials, Allen Systems Group PRO/JCL manuals, marketing, and training materials, Diversified Software DOCU/TEXT manuals, marketing, and training materials, Diversified Software JOB/SCAN manuals, marketing, and training materials, Diversified Software INFO/X manuals, marketing, and training materials, Diversified Software

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"This is a great resource for those starting projects to ensure the details are supported and complete. The insights and direction found in this resource provide time and labor-saving counsel that are well worth consideration and application." -Dr. Rick Bee, Biola University, La Mirada, California, USA

Table of contents

Overview Introduction Plan for Success Elements of Process Putting It All Together Documentation Strategies Introduction Documentation Tools Specifications Bibliography Developing a Style Guide Introduction General Structure of Documents Document Creation and Editing Corporate Identity Reference Books References Meetings Introduction Organization Decision-Making It's All about Leadership References Systems Engineering Introduction Systems Theory Phases of a Typical System Design Project Program Management Bibliography Concurrent Engineering Introduction Overview The Process View of Production References Disaster Planning and Recovery Introduction Emergency Management Managing Fear References Standards and Reference Data Introduction Principal Standards Organizations Tabular Data References Bibliography Document Templates Index