My latest Managing Up post for Steyer Associates — Program Management 101 – Session #1 — takes a peek at how techcomms managers tackle program management, especially for content projects in the tech sector.
Part 1 focuses on getting agreement (and documenting it) with cross-team stakeholders.
I’m writing this series for Steyer with a focus on providing insights for contract workers into how and why techcomms managers do what they do. The next article in the series is “Drafting and Refining Work Packages and Setting Schedules,” so please leave comments or write to me if you have specific questions about that aspect of planning.
I try to provide parallel insights between the Steyer posts for technical communicators and similar activities for fiction professionals. The related posts for writers and editors are:
Checklist for Writer/Editor Collaborations [PDF]