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When should you write release notes?

When should you write release notes? 

Software development processes vary to a reasonable extent across different organizations. However, one thing that almost all teams follow is – that they write release notes just before the changes go live. And that is the wrong way to look at release notes.

Video brief-

The video discusses the importance of writing release notes in software development and emphasizes that release notes should not be written just before changes go live. Instead, release notes should be drafted along with change specifications and become an integral part of acceptance criteria. This helps convey a clear picture to the customer and development and QA teams, who can then validate their work against these release notes to ensure they create value for end users. Technical writers and visual designers further refine the release notes with engaging details and visual aids such as annotated images, gifs, and videos.