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Tell me about a time when the documentation went horribly wrong, that is, didn't serve the audience it was directed to?1 Answer
Trick/trap question.I didn't fall into the trap. I said well, first of all, that should not happen. If you have properly determined the purpose and scope of the documentation and the audience it is for, that is, the audience's characteristics, technical level, job role, and what exactly the audience needs to get from the documentation, what they care about, and how they would use the documentation, then you should know the broad nature of the type of content that needs to go into it, in terms of level of detail, level of explanation, and overall structure and style. Jesus. Cooks have had many failed recipes. Why do you want to know about my failures, rather than my successes? I'm not going to stand there and tell you about my failures, assuming I had any, am I, ffs? Sheesh!