Testing and reviewing software documentation

Type of document:
Standard
Organization:
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7
Year:
2009
Description
ISO/IEC 26513, "Systems and software engineering -- Requirements for testers and reviewers of user documentation," provides the minimum requirements for the testing and reviewing of user documentation, including both printed and on-screen documents used in the work environment by the users of systems software. It applies to printed user manuals, online help, tutorials, and user reference documentation.
Workflow stage:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13
Business value:
Managers of the software development process or the documentation process should consider the testing of documentation as part of their planning and management activities. Project managers, in particular, have an important role in planning the testing and reviewing of documentation. This standard supports the interest of software users in receiving consistent, complete, accurate, and usable documentation.
Web site:
http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1270
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=43072

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