Using the Documentation Plan to Control Your Content-creation Project

INSTRUCTORS:

Larry Kunz
Presenter

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Using the Documentation Plan to Control Your Content-creation Project

12 January to 16 February 2021 (Tuesdays) 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)

A good documentation plan provides a roadmap for your information development project, and it serves as a “contract” between your content-creation team and the project teams you support. In this course, you’ll learn how to create an effective doc plan that clearly describes the content you’ll produce and the process you’ll follow. You’ll also learn how to adjust the traditional doc plan format for projects that use agile (or agile-like) methodologies.

Intended audience:
Technical communicators who have team-lead or project management responsibilities, or who work as lone writers.

Prerequisites
• Intermediate knowledge of the content-creation process
• Basic understanding of estimating and scheduling projects

Objectives:
Students will be able to:
• Understand how a doc plan helps their project succeed
• Construct a comprehensive doc plan
• Gain buy-in from all stakeholders
• Use the doc plan to track the project and manage change
• Adjust the doc plan for projects that use agile (or agile-like) methodologies

Session 1: Introduction and purpose (summary)

Session 2: Doc plan and structure

Session 3: Purpose (detail)

Session 4: Using the doc plan to manage the project

Session 5: Agile

Session 6: Agile (continued) Wrap-up

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