standards and documentation
Following is one possible working directory structure (from an actual project) for ongoing project and documentation. These are categories and documents that are relevant to all teams, and of which all should be aware. Note that individual teams have their own folders, which may have a deep structure in their own right. There is no right or wrong structure, rather an organizational schema is shared from the beginning, in order to ground everyone involved.
For instance, the documents in the "standards" folder define the basic rules and standards the programming and design teams would follow (e.g. file-naming conventions, protocol versions, file formats, etc.), and would need to be familiar with before beginning - some established ground rules. It's often important for one team to be familiar with the standards of another so that many teams can share work or information with one another, and guarantee compatibility from one stage of the process to the next.
/dev = http://dev.websitename.com
- placement resources and tips
- list servers
- threaded discussion engines
- graphic process tools
- site security
- example engineering design document
- html programming conventions
- sql server programming conventions
- visual basic programming conventions
- software tool choices
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