I'm working on a Wiki article that explains to new developers how our product life-cycle works.
Originally, my goal was to completely avoid the word "you" and use a more general description like "the developer".
The more I write though, the more useful I find the word "you."
And now I'm doing a mixture of both.
For instance, I may start a description of a new topic by saying the following:
This phase requires the developer to obtain a firm grasp on blah blah blah
Then, the first sentence of the next paragraph looks like this:
By the time you receive a Change Request, the A & D department will have a Functional Specification ready for review.
My general questions is this: Is it acceptable to jump between "the developer" and "you"?
When I read it, it seems to flow fine, but I would love some feedback on this approach.