Need to plan, design, develop and deliver great documentation, on time? Whether you are starting afresh or have content already, I can help. My methodical yet flexible approach ensures reliable delivery and reduced stress.
Clear proposals and bespoke plans that target the results you want. Priced by project.
Methodology — taking the guesswork out of documentation
I follow proven methodologies for delivering great documentation, particularly the Information Development Life Cycle (IDLC) as described by Dr. JoAnn Hackos. In summary, a full cycle looks something like this:
|Phase||Proportion of effort||Key deliverables|
|IDLC1: Planning||~10%||Project Plan; Project Management Folder|
|IDLC2: Design||~20%||Design Plan; Revised Project Plan|
|IDLC3: Development||~50%||Drafted and edited content; revised Project and Design plans|
|IDLC4: Production||~19%||Production Plan; Approved final outputs|
|IDLC5: Evaluation (optional, per context)||~1%||Final Project Report; Customer Satisfaction Survey|
I can work with you in any or all of these phases, according to how much help you need.
Scope and charges — clear and fair
I understand that you need to maintain control of your costs and objectives, so I offer approaches to suit the scale and circumstances of the work.
Many projects (or stages of projects) can be agreed on a fixed-price and fixed-scope basis. Or, we can discuss other approaches.