Technical Writing Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Technical Writing Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Technical Writing related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Technical Writing specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Technical Writing Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Technical Writing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Have you successfully done work that involved writing technical or legal reports, or translating technical or other complex material into language that was more easily understood?

  2. How can employees express and share deeper knowledge, understanding, and awareness using oral, written, creative, or technical communication?

  3. How do employee perceptions of role as writers and writing researchers within a larger activity system impact work in technical writing?

  4. Do your users need technical skills, reporting skills, writing skills, sustainability knowledge, multilingual capabilities, etc?

  5. Does your organization have a formal written policy on continuing professional development for professional and technical staff?

  6. Do people take time to think of future ideas an technology, and write inventions and patents as encouraged by enterprise?

  7. Will one team member be in charge of the technical content of the reports and another be in charge of the writing style?

  8. Are hardware and software designers, technical writers, and others coordinating efforts with respect to human factors?

  9. How does the metaphor of technical communication as teaching impact employees perception of work in technical writing?

  10. Do you have technical staff who are comfortable writing to web services and coding to the IMS Enterprise XML standard?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Technical Writing book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Technical Writing self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Technical Writing Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Technical Writing areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Technical Writing Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Technical Writing projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Technical Writing Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Technical Writing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Initiating Process Group: Do you know all the stakeholders impacted by the Technical Writing project and what needs are?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have all involved Technical Writing project stakeholders and work groups committed to the Technical Writing project?

  3. Change Management Plan: What are the key change management success metrics?

  4. Quality Audit: Are goals well supported with strategies, operational plans, manuals and training?

  5. Procurement Audit: Were the tender documents comprehensive, transparent and non-discriminating?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: How will you engage this stakeholder and gain commitment?

  7. Planning Process Group: Did the program design/ implementation strategy adequately address the planning stage necessary to set up structures, hire staff etc.?

  8. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its staff placements are appropriately effective and constructive in relation to program-related learning outcomes?

  9. Executing Process Group: Do Technical Writing project managers understand your organizational context for Technical Writing projects?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: Has your organization readiness assessment been conducted?

 
Step-by-step and complete Technical Writing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Technical Writing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Technical Writing project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Technical Writing project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Technical Writing project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Technical Writing project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Technical Writing project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Technical Writing project with this in-depth Technical Writing Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Technical Writing projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Technical Writing and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Technical Writing investments work better.

This Technical Writing All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.