Planning team projects
- Discuss plans as a team
Work collaborate, with a team leader inviting questions from team members.
- Create an outline
A clear outline gives a written record of what the team or each individual, need to do
- Use storyboards
Storyboarding helps establish detailed plans for each part of the project. The following is a sample of an unfilled storyboard:
Project ____________________ Writer ____________________
Section ____________________ Subsection __________________
- Use a style guide
For consistent style and format elements like margins, typefaces, abbreviation, headings, tables, graphics, etc. throughout the whole project. (See 'Style' under 'Writing Guide' for suggested style guide)
- Establish rules for naming files
For easy retrieval and reference of documents
- The above suggestions are also suitable for individual projects.
Source: Anderson, P. V. 2007. Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach. (6th ed.). Boston: Thomson Wadsworth