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COMM 1013 - Documentation Project Management

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

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.


Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP 1850 or COMP 2010 or COMP 2369). Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 55810

Mon Apr 19 - Mon Jul 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - Jul 05 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Walter Lanz

Course Outline




  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into to access your course link. There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase the textbook online at .
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

COMM 1013 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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