New standard on testing documentation

Ooops, I seem to have forgotten to mention this.. the ISO standard that I have been working on for a few years has finally been published. This is the first standard that I was editor for. I am now also editor for a new standard on developing user documentation in an agile environment, as mentioned here.

ISO/IEC 26513:2009 Systems and software engineering – Requirements for testers and reviewers of user documentation is one of a suite of standards on the development of user documentation in the software systems industry produced by ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7/WG2 (working group 2).

The standard is targeted at roles involved in both development of user documentation, and software testers. The standard includes sections on:

  • Planning evaluations
  • Reviewing documentation
  • System test of documentation
  • Usability test of documentation
  • Accessibility testing
  • Localization and customization testing

For more information, and if you want to buy a copy of the standard see here on the ISO website.


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