Origin of White Papers

We all know what a white paper looks like but where did it come from?  As someone who loves writing, I’m always curious to discover where words come from. One that always bugged me was white papers. Why white? I did some digging around to discover where they came from. Here’s the scoop. White Paper […]

7 Guidelines for Writing White Papers

Let’s look at how to write white papers. Before we start writing, we need to perform three writing tasks. Identify our readers, define their needs, and clarify how we’ll solve this problem. Before you start writing, examine these tasks as they form the basis of your white papers. Consider them the foundation upon which your […]

13 Ways to Test Your Work Instructions

The next step after writing the Work Instruction is to test it. Here’s a suggested approach that works for most Work Instructions. Download Work Instruction Templates for only 7.99! Learn more about this template How to Test Work Instructions Print out the Work Instruction. This protects the user from scanning ahead when reading the document online. […]

What is a Work Instruction?

A Work Instruction is a document that provides specific instructions to carry out an Activity. A Work Instruction is a step by step guide to perform a single instruction. A Work Instruction contains more detail than a Procedure and is only created if detailed step-by-step instructions are needed. Download Work Instruction Templates for only 7.99! […]

7 Market Research Tactics, Tools & Templates

In this tutorial we look at the seven stages of market research planning and share MS Word and Excel templates for Market Research. You can then use these forms, checklists, surveys, and questionnaires to complete the seven stages in the Market Research process: Stage 1 – Why You Need a Market Research Plan Stage 2 […]

How to Write Work Instructions

Summary: A Work Instruction is a step by step guide to perform a single instruction. Follow these guidelines to write Work Instructions for IT, Pharma, Biotechnology, or Construction Download Work Instruction Templates for only 7.99! Learn more about this template How to Write Work Instructions Let’s say you’re a new parent. Your new baby is growing […]

Vision Document Template (MS Word)

Use this Vision template (MS Word 36 pages) to collect, analyze, and define the high-level needs and features of your new product or service. The Vision template is one of the first documents required in the software development lifecycle as it describes the features required by users and the benefits for each user group. Vision Document […]

Video: How to Create an Editorial Calendar using Google Docs

In the previous time management tutorial, we looked at how to use Google Calendar for schedule work (and family) tasks. We asked: What’s the one difference between having a to-do list and making a calendar entry? To-do lists are static. It states what needs to be done. Calendars are a commitment to making something happen. You’ve probably noticed that systems […]

Video: 15 Technical Writing Tips

In this video Ivan shares 15 ways to improve your technical writing. He shows how to design better documents, perform better peer reviews, and write that little bit faster… without reducing the quality of your documents. If you have a question, please leave it on the YouTube channel. 15 Technical Writing Tips Our User Guide […]

[NEW] Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates

Looking for Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates? If you want to know how to write a Request For Proposal or are looking for a simple RFP example with forms, checklists, and sample material, then download this RFP template and get started today. Ideal for construction, information technology or government RFPs. We’ve updated the very popular RFP […]

Video: How to Write a Technology White Paper

Summary: A technical white paper discusses the technical issues facing a user and proposed solutions to resolve this problem.  How to Write a Technology White Paper In this video Ivan explains how to write a white paper for the IT industry. This video tutorial explains how to structure, format, and design your white paper to […]

Video: What is a B2B White Paper?

Summary: A white paper is a short document that discusses a technical, business, or operational problem and provides a specific solution. In general, it’s written for decision makers, and will use non-technical business English.  Video: What is a White Paper? In this video Ivan explains how to write your first white paper. If you have […]

How to Write Better Business Processes Designs

Business process design covers many areas. It involves understanding requirements, both the business and functional, the ability to interview different subject matters experts, then write the narrative explaining how the process currently works (as is) and could work (to be). [Learn more about these Process Design MS Word templates here] Furthermore, it requires visual design […]

NEW – Software Testing Templates – 50 MS Word + 40 Excel spreadsheets

We’ve updated the very popular Software Testing Template pack. It now includes almost 100 templates to help software testers, developers, and others involved in writing test cases, status reports, and other QA documentation. It includes 50 MS Word and 40 MS Excel templates. You can use these templates to save time when creating test forms, logs and […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Business Proposal Format

Proposal Format. Your Business Proposal should match the Request For Proposal guidelines and include a three-page executive summary. This applies to proposals to Government, Research, Sales and Construction Proposals. How do I format my Business Proposal? If the Government agency’s Request For Proposal does not provide guidelines, then format your proposal as follows: