Why document your design and processes?

Documentation is crucial to the completion of a project, no matter how complex or how simple it may be.

Documentation can often clarify design thoughts and processes (at all stages of a project).

Documentation provides future continuity (i.e. for reference or future developments).

To provide documentary evidence of all processes giving clarity of procedures.

To ensure the correct use of equipment and the correct understanding of a design philosophy, now and in the future.

To understand and clarify the original requirements of a project.

To gain new customers and keep old customers by demonstrating a professional approach.

To allow customers to realize the full potential of their product.

To realize the full investment made on a project, ensuring detail is not lost during or after the project.

To reduce post-project support costs.

2019 Standard Eight                                                                                  Revised 29-i-2k19