Re: Editing a Design Doc.

Subject: Re: Editing a Design Doc.
From: "Brian F. Gregg, N04-3A, ext. 2724" <bgregg -at- FOXBORO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 1994 11:05:14 LCL

Laurie writes:

>What are your experiences with a design document for a product? Main
>thing is the tense. Should a design document be written using the future
>tense "will" or the present tense "is, are" ?

Design documents are living during the design cycle. As such, they are
updated until the design is frozen. Upon completion, they should reflect
what the design is and therefore should use the present tense (i.e. "is").


-Quid, mei vexare?-

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