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Benefits of Documentation

  • Provides clearer, more accurate communication

  • Formally acknowledges individual contributions

  • Remembers and saves information for future use

  • Provides a fixed reference point for later review

  • Provides a history

  • Allows outsiders to familiarize themselves with situation

  • Shows evidence of the analysis process used

  • Encourages equal participation in a group

Helpful Techniques for Documentation

Check any you plan to use:

  • Tape butcher paper sheets on walls or windows and keep notes on them.

  • Record what is said and decided on flip charts.

  • Use brief statements and short words that convey the meaning.

  • Have the team itself draft documents, rotating the chore.

  • Tape record brainstorming meetings and have them transcribed.

  • Have a stenographer present to take notes.



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