When J.D. Meier showed me early releases of Guidance Explorer, one of the things I found interesting was his developer mindset to apply test cases to content development. Today, he wrote up a post about it (J.D. Meier’s Blog : Test-Driven Guidance).
If you’re an author or a reviewer, this technique may help you. You can create explicit test-cases for the content. Simply put, these are the “tests for success” for a given piece of content.
Just as any good developer internalizes some fundamental tests when creating code, I think many professional writers do the same. However, when you have multiple writers working on a common documentation set, I think it would prove useful to establish tests to ensure that similar documentation from multiple authors satisfy a common set of content tests.