Develop and maintain the end-use documentation.
This specific practice develops and maintains the documentation that will be used to install, operate, and maintain the product.
Example Work Products
- End-user training materials
- User's manual
- Operator's manual
- Maintenance manual
- Online help
1. Review the requirements, design, product, and test results to ensure that issues affecting the installation, operation, and maintenance documentation are identified and resolved.
2. Use effective methods to develop the installation, operation, and maintenance documentation.
3. Adhere to the applicable documentation standards.
Examples of documentation standards include the following:
- Compatibility with designated word processors
- Acceptable fonts
- Numbering of pages, sections, and paragraphs
- Consistency with a designated style manual
- Use of abbreviations
- Security classification markings
- Internationalization requirements
4. Develop preliminary versions of the installation, operation, and maintenance documentation in early phases of the project lifecycle for review by the relevant stakeholders.
5. Conduct peer reviews of the installation, operation, and maintenance documentation.
Refer to the Verification (VER) (CMMI-DEV) process area for more information about performing peer reviews.
6. Revise the installation, operation, and maintenance documentation as necessary.
Examples of when documentation may need to be revised include when the following events occur:
- Requirements changes are made
- Design changes are made
- Product changes are made
- Documentation errors are identified
- Workaround fixes are identified