Template reuse is really documentation reuse. It means using a common set of layouts for key documents, models, and source code. For example, common documentation templates for use cases, status reports, developer time sheets, change requests, user requirements, class files, and method documentation headers.
The main advantage of documentation templates is that they increase the consistency and quality of your development documentation. The main disadvantage is that developers have a tendency to modify templates for their own use and not share the changes.
( Topic last updated: 1999.08.22 11:23:25 AM )