Course

Managing Technical Documentation Projects


This course equips technical communicators with the knowledge, tools, and techniques necessary to develop: Information and project plans; Reasonable, accurate, and detailed documentation project budgets; Schedules to meet due dates and control costs. In addition, students learn how to track and close out projects. While most of the course focuses on traditional information project plans, the last segment will introduce you to managing documentation projects in Agile environments.

Topics include:

  • Applying project management fundamentals to technical communication projects
  • Creating industry standard information and project plans
  • Monitoring and controlling projects effectively
  • Closing projects to benefit future projects
  • Exploring tools related to managing technical communications projects

Students need to bring a calculator and pencil to class.

For Online Sections of this course: Online courses are largely self-study with instructor support through threaded discussion groups, email and sometimes scheduled online chats. Some instructors may allow students to pace themselves following the published syllabus, enabling them to accelerate through the material and finish early. However, all students must complete and submit all assignments by the schedule end date. Grades are issued for the entire class approximately two weeks after the scheduled end date.



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