Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Writing Guide (with Word+Excel templates)

The following tutorial describes how to write Standard Operating Procedures. It includes detailed writing instructions, samples, and links to professional MS Word templates. Use these Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) templates to plan, structure, write, and maintain your procedure documents. We designed these templates so they are flexible enough to work across business, technical, academic, and other industries. As […]

Work Instructions – Document Naming Conventions (with examples)

What’s the correct naming convention to use when writing work instructions? What phrasing should you use when describing precautions, prohibited actions, and compulsory actions? In this tutorial, we look at how to use a consistent naming convention to your work instructions, so they standalone for processes and procedures, and also how to phrase the typical […]

How to Write Standard Operating Procedures (With Templates and Guidebook)

In this following tutorial, we look at how to write standard operating procedures, also known as SOPs. Here are the 9 steps to write SOPs. Standard Operating Procedure Templates (MS Word/Excel) Use these Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) templates to plan, structure, write, and maintain your procedure documents. We designed these templates so they are flexible enough to work across […]

How to Write Better Business Processes Designs (with Visio template samples)

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 […]

How to Write Steps for Procedure Manuals

Should you use action verbs when writing your procedures, for example, click, run, open, or use different phrasing? A lot of this has to do with your reader. Or to be more precise what the reader is doing WHEN they are reading your procedure. Imagine for a second that the reader has printed out your […]