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Why Does It Make Sense to Generate a Business Rules Index First and a Guidance Document Second?

Most projects start their S1000D implementations with writing contracts and Statements of Work (SOW), sometimes even before even opening the specification. After that, they create plans for the technical publication based on those SOWs, which are then extended to define the project business rules. The specification is then consulted, and decision points are considered to… Read more Why Does It Make Sense to Generate a Business Rules Index First and a Guidance Document Second?

Bitesize STE – Essentials 4: Articles and pronouns

Bitesize STE is written by Ciaran Dodd, course director for Mekon’s Simplified Technical English (STE) training course. Since issue 7 of the ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) specification came out in January, I have read it thoroughly while I updated our two-day Introduction to STE course. As part of the course, we review some essentials of grammar that… Read more Bitesize STE – Essentials 4: Articles and pronouns

Simplified Technical English (STE) training – new autumn dates available

Next available training dates 3-4 October. Mekon’s STE course is a practical introduction for those who will use Simplified Technical English (formerly AECMA Simplified English). The course introduces the philosophy of Simplified Technical English, explains the underlying grammatical principles and gives delegates opportunities to use Simplified Technical English in practical exercises. These exercises can be… Read more Simplified Technical English (STE) training – new autumn dates available

The S1000D community is a big family – an S1000D project is a big family too

One would expect a standardization community to be large. So, you would not be surprised to hear that there are hundreds of S1000D protagonists around the world. But when it comes to a single S1000D project, many think that the people involved are not that many, especially if a given department assigned with the task… Read more The S1000D community is a big family – an S1000D project is a big family too

Bitesize STE – Essentials 3: Nouns

Bitesize STE is written by Ciaran Dodd, course director for Mekon’s Simplified Technical English (STE) training course. Since issue 7 of the ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) specification came out in January, I have read it thoroughly while I updated our two-day Introduction to STE course. As part of the course, we review some essentials… Read more Bitesize STE – Essentials 3: Nouns

Why there is a dedicated element for a business rule decision and none for a business rule decision point

There are things in the S1000D that are self-explanatory, and others are understandable only on the second look. And then there are things you take for granted but don’t know why they are defined as they are. Only those who were present during the development of one or another Schema will know the reasons behind… Read more Why there is a dedicated element for a business rule decision and none for a business rule decision point

Bitesize STE – Essentials 2: Verbs  

Bitesize STE is written by Mekon’s Simplified Technical English trainer Ciaran Dodd. Since issue 7 of the ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) specification came out in January, I have read it thoroughly while I updated our two-day Introduction to STE course. As part of the course, we review some essentials of grammar that you have… Read more Bitesize STE – Essentials 2: Verbs