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Documentation Project Management

Saturday, 7 January 2006
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration / Networking
11:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m. KU Workshop (first half)
 1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
 2:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m. KU Workshop (second half)
Directions are provided below.
22265 Pacific Boulevard
Building CC6
Dulles, VA  20159
Phone for Saturday events: 703-625-9299
Phone during M-F business hours: 703-265-1000
Fees are listed above.
Registration is required for this event and must be made by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 3 January 2006. To register, complete the online Event Registration form.

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Course Description: Documentation Project Management

This workshop covers project management basics, with a focus on managing documentation projects. Topics include initial project planning and research, developing estimates, assigning resources, project scheduling, monitoring the project, and contingency planning. This workshop includes demonstrations and hands-on exercises for participants. This workshop does not cover other aspects of management such as personnel management or strategic planning. Various tools and techniques are discussed and references for additional information are provided.

Who Should Attend?

  • Technical Communications professionals who want to gain basic project management knowledge or want to progress in their careers by developing management skills.
  • New managers who want to develop their project management skills.
  • Seasoned managers who want to refresh their skills and participate in the discussion to share their perspectives.

About the Instructor

photo of Charles Fisher

Charles Fisher is the Documentation Manager at Datatel, Inc., a leading developer of information management solutions for higher education. He has almost 20 years of experience in the Technical Communication field, and nine years of management experience. He currently manages a team of technical communication professionals, who develop information products that accompany Datatel's software.

In addition to his work at Datatel, Charles teaches courses in technical writing, software documentation, and written communication skills. He holds an MA in Professional Writing and an MS in Technology Management, both from George Mason University. He has presented workshops and sessions at many STC annual and regional conferences since 1991. He is an active member and Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. He has also held many positions at the Society level and within the Washington, DC Chapter. He currently serves on the Society's Conference Advisory Committee.

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Food will be available from Whole Foods. We'll have coffee/juice/tea along with muffins and fruit in the morning and then sanwiches/chips along with dessert in the afternoon.

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To register for this event, complete the online Event Registration form.

Registration deadline: 8 p.m., Tuesday, 3 January 2006. Payments by check or PayPal must be received by this date. Entrance is not guaranteed until we receive your advance payment.

We cannot offer free admission to this event.

Please take note of the following information.

  • Entrance is not guaranteed until receipt of advance payment.
  • We do not provide refunds for late arrivals.
  • We reserve the right to bill those who register for a program, do not pre-pay, and do not attend the program.
  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel before Tuesday, 3 January 2006.

Note: Your registration will be canceled if seating capacity is reached and your payment has not been received. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Use PayPal or allow ample time for mail delivery.


You may pay by sending a check through the U.S. Mail or by making a secure online payment through our PayPal page using your credit card, debit card, bank account, or by paying money from a funded PayPal account. (Using PayPal allows you to make purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to us.) We also accept cash or checks at the door. Walk-ins pay the walk-in fee listed under Fees.

If you have already registered and would like to submit a payment by check or through our PayPal page, see the Event Registration page for more detailed information about making a payment.


Cancellation deadline: 8 p.m., Tuesday, 3 January 2006. A full refund will be returned to you if you cancel by the deadline.

To cancel a registration, contact the Events Committee Manager as soon as possible. No shows who do not notify us that they need to cancel will be billed.

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22265 Pacific Boulevard
Building CC6
Dulles, VA  20159
Phone for Saturday events: 703-625-9299
Phone during M-F business hours: 703-265-1000

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