How do you create a product documentation?
Know your audience. It is important to understand your user when creating documentation (much as you would when creating the product).
Keep your documentation simple.
Accept the truth: People do not read product documentation.
What is product documentation?
The purpose of product documentation is to communicate relevant information about the product to the people who need that information, when they need that information. Accurate and comprehensive: If the information is correct, but parts of the product are not covered, the reader will not be able to achieve their goal.
What things are included in a documentation of a software?
Types of documentation include:
Requirements – Statements that identify attributes, capabilities, characteristics, or qualities of a system.
Architecture/Design – Overview of software.
Technical – Documentation of code, algorithms, interfaces, and APIs.
Competitive Analysis Documents.
Product strategy and Vision Documents.
Specs and Product Requirement Documents (PRDs)
OKRs, KPIs, success metrics.
Designs and Prototypes Documents.
User Journey and Stories Documents.
Step 1: Do research and create a “Documentation Plan”
Step 2: Structure and design.
Step 3: Create the content.
Step 4: Deliver and test.
Step 5: Create a maintenance and update schedule.
Product documentation describes the product that is being developed and provides instructions on how to perform various tasks with it. In general, product documentation includes requirements, tech specifications, business logic, and manuals.