Agile teams are becoming more and more common in software development, and it makes sense: the methodology lets you get your customer's feedback fast and iterate quickly on that feedback. But as teams embrace these principles, one important deliverable is often overlooked: documentation. Some Agile practitioners don't consider the technical writer part of the Agile team at all, but this approach is short-sighted. The software needs to ship with docs, and it's frankly unprofessional to do otherwise. You could hold off releasing the product until you can hire a writer to appropriately document it (delaying your release by weeks or months) or allow the writer to join the team, develop their work as part of it, and release alongside the product.
Documentation isn't impossible in an Agile environment; indeed, it’s a lot easier! Avoid these 5 common pitfalls to get the most out of the writer on your Agile team.