- Target Audience: Technical writers in the software industry.
- Scenario: A technical writer is beginning a new project, creating or updating documentation for a feature. They are preparing for the project, understanding the work, its scope, finding the subject matter experts, defining the stages of the work, and estimating the amount of time for each stage to be completed.
- Sources: I reviewed 3-6 internal document plan templates, pulling elements and ideas from some, then combining those with my own experiences and what I found helpful.
…and here’s the doc plan.
Created a widely used doc plan template for the Cloud writing community that was reviewed and recommended by several senior writers.
View the Doc Plan Template (pdf).
Make a copy from the Google Docs version of the Doc Plan Template to use as you wish.