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Technical Writing for Project Managers

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ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.


Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    14.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs


Ninety percent of a project manager's job relates to communication. Whether writing to inform or reading to understand, this technical writing training course will give you a solid grasp of technical writing – a must for any project manager's skill set.

Project managers must be skillful communicators, especially in terms of writing. They must effectively convey, to a variety of readers, results, progress, and assessments, among other things. This technical writing training course will give you the top-notch communication skills you need to convey professionalism, precision, and thoroughness.

Target your readers
Devise organizational strategies for greatest impact
Choose words that convey the message concisely and precisely
Create sentences and paragraphs that get the point across quickly
Use logic to persuade readers
Create efficient, effective editing and proofreading strategies
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Course Outline

I. Developing a Writing Strategy

  • Analyzing audience needs
  • Understanding purpose
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Maintaining a positive image
  • Being concise and precise
  • Using active/passive voice, concrete/abstract language, emphasis

II. Critical Thinking and Writing

  • Understanding the role of critical thinking in writing
  • Using logic to enhance readability
  • Applying critical thinking skills to create useful writing strategies

III. Organizational Strategies

  • Using organizational techniques to enhance readability
  • Understanding the various organizational strategies
  • Creating flow using organization
  • Applying organizational strategies to technical documents

IV. Using Language Effectively

  • Reducing unnecessary words
  • Writing concisely
  • Using words for greatest impact
  • Reducing wordiness

V. Constructing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Using readability studies to create impactful sentences and paragraphs
  • Creating flow
  • Using transitions and keywords to enhance readability
  • Using topic and supporting sentences

VI. Writing Business Reports

  • Relaying findings effectively
  • Building the argument
  • Using logic
  • Ensuring readability

VII. Writing Emails

  • Planning the email
  • Ensuring readability
  • Getting to the point
  • Writing effective subject lines
  • Making your email readable and user-friendly

VIII. Presenting Negative Information

  • Ensuring goodwill
  • Using the "sandwich" technique
  • Understanding when to write from the "you" viewpoint
  • Structuring positive messages (even when the message is negative)

IX. Writing Letters and Memos

  • Creating appropriate tone
  • Using the correct style
  • Focusing readers' attention
  • Writing effective openings and closings
  • Meeting readers' needs

X. Editing and Proofreading

  • Using time-saving editing techniques
  • Editing for effectiveness
  • Applying useful proofreading techniques
  • Editing others' writing
Who should attend
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Product Analysts
  • Functional Managers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Corporations
  • Other Organizations
  • Anyone wanting to enhance his/her technical writing skills