Why you should create a documentation plan

There are a lot of good reasons to create a documentation plan. The first and most important is that the documentation plan states the projects goals. The documentation plan also specifies the project details and describes the process for accomplishing the project.

A documentation plan answers the following general questions:

  • What do you want to write?
  • Why do you want to write it?
  • How do you want to write it?
  • Where will the document be written and produced?
  • Who will do the work?
  • When will they do it?

You’ll recognize this immediately as the 5 W’s and H.

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