Technical Documentation Plan

Posted In Tech Writing - By Sudipa Sarkar On Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 With 0 Comments






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Technical documentation plan describes all the components of a documentation project.

A documentation plan should contain information about the following:

  • Product Description: A brief summary of what the product does.
  • Audience: Characteristics of users who would be using the product.
  • Deliverables: The names of the documents that a technical writer will create and deliver
  • Receivables: What the writers and other documentation team members need from others
  • Style: Style guidelines to be followed such as in-house style guidelines and the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Tasks: Tools to be used by the documentation team
  • Schedules: A schedule for each deliverable. It should include dates for reviewing, editing, illustration, indexing and preparation of the final output.

-Sudipa Sarkar