Documentation Project Management

The underlying challenge in every documentation project is to produce quality documentation on time and within budget. You can do this successfully, provided you understand and use proven document management techniques.

This course will equip you with a toolkit of skills, concepts, and best practices that you can draw on. You’ll learn practical skills for managing technical documentation projects, including project planning, estimating, budgeting, and managing resources (including team building). You’ll also become aware of issues such as localization, production, and usability.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Ellen Ashdown $455.00 29 Register

Instructional hours: 12

For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and characterize your readers
  • Design documentation that suits your readers’ needs
  • Plan the content of your documents
  • Identify how many and what kinds of resources and tools you need to develop the documents
  • Create a project schedule and budget

How will I learn?

  • Online discussions
  • Independent assignments
  • Extra reading

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based on six assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

All course materials are available online.

Hardware and software requirements

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

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