Last year my company adopted SAFE, a new working methodology to enhance alignment, collaboration, and delivery for multiple Agile teams. We were all excited and curious about this new approach. SAFE would allow us to communicate better, anticipate bottlenecks and prevent unexpected dependencies that caused many issues in the past. The documentation team was also … Continue reading A technical writer’s journey to SAFE
I love lists and shortcuts, since they help me be more efficient. In this post I want to share with you some tips and tricks I’ve learnt on my way to become a FrameMaker expert in the near future. Note: FrameMaker supports different XML environments. I assume you use DITA to organize your content. Samples … Continue reading How to Get Started with Adobe FrameMaker 2019
Two of my favourite websites are Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review. Every time I read one of their articles I learn something new and usually have an “aha” moment than can apply to my daily life. Reading one of these articles helped me to become (even more) aware of the importance of networking … Continue reading Takeaways from Women in Tech Summit 2019
My attendance at the Women in Tech Conference in Warsaw a couple of weeks ago was very rewarding. Besides meeting amazing women in different IT roles from all over the world, I had the chance to dig deeper into the world of UX Writing. Since I came back to the office I have been researching … Continue reading How to Enhance Collaboration between UX Designers and Writers?
Natural language processing has been around for a long time, but it was only after the appearance of computers that it grew out of its original field, linguistics. Nowadays, nlp is used in many areas of computer science: from word processing and search engines to virtual assistants, like Amazon Alexa. Natural language processing can also … Continue reading NLP and technical writing
A couple of weeks ago the whole team took part in a design sprint workshop. The goal was to develop a new feature to help novice users design basic deployment scenarios in continuous delivery automation. The workshop outcome was outstanding. I cannot disclose the details of the prototype (this will be part of the next … Continue reading Design Sprint Workshop
Some weeks ago, I took a day off to attend an event that, in my opinion, was worth it: lead today, shape tomorrow. The event was organized by female founders, a community that aims to empower, connect and support women, together with UNIQA Ventures, aaia and speedinvest. Events such as this one are a great … Continue reading Lead today. Shape tomorrow
I’m curious by nature and I’m always looking for new ways to meet interesting people. This year I’m a mentee at the mentoring program of the professional Women’s Network of Vienna. I’d recommend it to everybody (not only women) who is willing to achieve professional and/or personal goals. I’ll write a post about my experience … Continue reading PowerPoint Karaoke 🎤
One of the projects I want to carry out this year is the development of a documentation-based chatbot to help readers find the information they need, without having to click on several search results (sometimes inaccurate) provided by search engines. To this end, I’ve been reading different articles to learn more about existing technologies and … Continue reading About Chatbots
On average, documentation accounts for approx. 10% of the effort in a software project, meaning that documentation plays a crucial role in the overall cost. Estimating the time and effort a documentation project will take is no mean feat, but you can use some metrics to help you give a ballpark figure. Although methods for time … Continue reading These questions can help you estimate the time you will need to complete a documentation project.