October 16 Meeting: Managing Tech Comm Projects in Any Environment
Friday, 04 October 2013

DESCRIPTION:

Your documentation projects need to be successful. Success doesn't happen accidentally, it happens from planning and managing your projects. And in the 21st Century, the ways to plan and manage projects is changing. We have to change, too.

So, what do we need to think about? Agile? Waterfall? User-generated content? Wikis? How can we update the way we've historically managed our projects to help us in this new century? How do we manage user content projects when the definition of "user content" is changing under our feet?

This talk discusses some answers to these and other challenges.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Sharon Burton is a nationally recognized expert, public speaker, and instructor in the field of business and technical
communication. With 20 years of experience in the field, she has consulted with companies large and small, such as Pitney Bowes, Royal, Opentext, and Molina HealthCare to improve their product documentation and documentation workflow.

Sharon has received numerous honors for her work, including the distinction of Associate Fellow by the Society for Technical Communication. She was recently identified as the thirteenth most influential person in the world on the topics of technical communication and content strategy by MindTouch, Inc.

*Special note about this meeting:
This presentation is a webinar that will be projected at the meeting space. The speaker will present live, but will not be on site. If you are interested in logging in remotely, email info@stc-sf.org.

**New meeting location: SF Grove Room at the Hub Bay Area in downtown San Francisco @ 901 Mission St., at Fifth Street (a short walk from the Powell StreetBART/MUNI Station). Hub Bay Area is a community of people building a better world. You can learn more about the HUB community at www.hubbayarea.com.