Article | March 15, 2019

Tidying Up Your IT Documentation

Source: IT Glue

By Ashley Ogilvie, IT Gluve

General Computing & Networking

Does your documentation spark joy? It might, but we’re not going to get quite that deep into Marie Kondo’s latest Netflix series. We will, however, suggest that while Tidying Up With Marie Kondo has lead many to head straight to cleaning out their closets, it might be time that you went through your documentation.

Rather than thinking about what documentation brings you joy, consider what documentation is offering you the most value. We talk a lot about the importance of documentation. If you’re documenting consistently, you don’t need to be told the kind of impact it can have on your business. That being said, if your documentation isn’t adding value, then you’re missing out on its true power.

If that’s the case for you, there are several options at hand. Either throw it away, update it, or organize it.

Throw it away

The first and presumably Marie Kondo’s favorite option of all, is that sometimes it’s simply time to throw it away. Okay, maybe not straight to the curb-side, but at the very least build an Archive folder where you can store all of the documentation you no longer need.