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COMM 1013 - Documentation Project Management

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Prerequisite(s)

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$520.68 - $521.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 55810

Wed Apr 12 - Wed Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$520.68

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Cancelled

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 34360

Wed Sep 13 - Wed Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 676

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$521.18

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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Spring/Summer 2017

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Comm 1013 Documentation Project Mgmt Text (Feb 2017)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $19.50
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Fall 2017

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