This course introduces students to the diverse aspects of managing documentation projects. It teaches the planning skills necessary to develop document outlines, budgets, and schedules, and how to combine this information into document plans, proposals, and contracts. It introduces the project execution skills needed at each stage of the documentation process, and teaches how to track and report project progress. It addresses issues surrounding multi-person documentation teams, such as managing personnel, dividing and delegating work, and establishing effective writing and editing processes. This course also teaches global management skills, including document control, copyright, meetings and presentations. NOTE: This is not a writing course.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of COMM 1013 for the Fall 2022 term.
Mon Sep 12 - Mon Nov 28 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 34360
Class meeting times
|Sep 12 - Nov 28||Mon||18:30 - 21:30||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. COURSE TEXTBOOK: There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase it through the BCIT Bookstore website at www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ .
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand product development and document production cycles.
- Develop document outlines, establish budgets, and create schedules.
- Prepare document plans, proposals and contracts.
- Establish an effective administrative structure.
- Establish document control processes.
- Establish document templates.
- Divide and delegate work.
- Establish and execute multi-person writing and editing processes.
- Manage personnel.
- Collect technical information from diverse sources.
- Manage the documentation process (writing, illustrating, editing, formatting, reviews, translation, publishing, and distribution).
- Manage copyright issues.
- Conduct effective meetings and presentations.
- Track and report project progress.
- Generate invoices.
Effective as of Fall 2008
Documentation Project Management (COMM 1013) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Technical Writing
Associate Certificate Part-time
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