Technical Report Writing Skills

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How to get training material on technical report writing skills

Technical report writing is one of the most sought after of course in recent times.

Of course, there are many reasons for this growth, but the demand is more significant.

If your goal is to deliver a training course on technical report writing skills and are finding it challenging to find suitable training material (e.g., facilitator manuals, participant manuals, slides), don’t worry.

Here’s how to get pre-written training course material.

Go beyond the jargon, and keep it simple

Getting past any jargon in your courses is crucial.

Use the content provided to explore the obstacles to effective technical report writing skills. On top of that, you will be able to share a range of tools and techniques available.

The content can be delivered as part of a one-day training course, or used within all types of leadership skills development programs.

Let’s explore the content provided and look at the options for delivering these materials.

Target audience

The Technical Report Writings Skills program is suitable for general operatives and line-managers who need to write technical reports as part of their duties.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this training course, your participants will be able to:

– Identify obstacles to effective technical report writing

– Understand reports

– Understand a range of tools and techniques

– Use these techniques to build an effective process

– Explain the benefits of effective report writing

What you get

You will instantly get the following training course materials:

  • 68-page facilitator manual
  • 48-page participant manual
  • 76 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

Bonus free training materials available

You will also receive the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Course overview

Technical reports – While the benefits of writing technical reports are apparent, only a minority of employees will be able to deliver a professional document with sufficient clarity. This is something we frequently hear from clients with project management training needs.

One of the first ways to improve the value for your audience is to use the content to examine total quality management and regulatory information. Then, explore common problems that can happen while writing technical reports.

Preparing to write – Keep in mind that, like most forms of skill development, that it will take some time for your audience to get used to writing technical reports. While that might be hard for some of your audience to hear, their expectations must be realistic.

Use the content to share that when preparing to write a report the following essential elements must be taken into account:

  • Layout
  • Information sequencing
  • Illustrations
  • Simplicity of expression

Structuring the report – Your audience needs to think about how they will be crafting their reports.

For best results, make sure these materials resonate with your audience. We suggest that you include a company or industry-specific content based on what you know about your audience. If your audience can relate to your content, they’ll participate, and will engage more in sessions

Use the content to instruct your audience on areas like layout, style, and tone guidelines. These aspects form part of every excellently produced technical report.

Writing and editing the report – One of the most critical skills is around the actual writing and editing of the report.

The vast amount of your audience will know how challenging this aspect can be.

Use the content, to share insights on they can create their reports.

Regardless of what industry you are delivering these training in, you must include references to your personal experiences with report writing. The most significant opportunity to build on their learning will come from the quality of your interactions with them. Don’t be afraid to share these experiences.

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Frequently asked questions within technical report writing training courses

What are the main reasons we use technical reports?

Great technical reports aren’t just a matter of deciding to create reports within an organization. Here are the main reasons for the technical reports.

  • Detailing activities and results associated with investigating a customer complaint
  • Proving that a particular process or product has been validated and meets specifications
  • Providing reference material as part of a development project

What are the main things that make technical reports valuable?

Any company seeking to introduce technical reports should consider what will make reports valuable to their company. Here are some key characteristics that will make reports of value.

  • Based on fact
  • Accessible
  • Accurate
  • Complete
  • Compiled by competent people

What are the five quality levels associated with a technical report writing process?

Useful technical reports follow five quality levels.

  • Level 4: Managed and Sustainable - A robust process is in place and managed
  • Level 3: Organized and Repeatable - A sound process is in place and is being refined - training is on-going
  • Level 2: Rudimentary - A process is taking place but not always enforced
  • Level 1: Ad Hoc - Little or no coordination of technical report writing
  • Level 0: Oblivious - Technical reports are written by whoever has time

What are the most common problems associated with technical reports?

There is no one-size-fits-all in terms of common problems - especially when technical reports need to meet the needs of different groups. Common problems emerge when technical reports are:

  • Too long
  • Too short
  • Too much detail
  • Not enough detail
  • Poor presentation
  • Incomplete
  • Not required
  • Poorly structured
  • Inconsistent
  • Poorly written

What is the LEAVES criteria for assessing a report?

When assessing the value of a technical report, it is useful to ask is the report:

  • Logical
  • Easy to use
  • Accurate information
  • Value to the reader
  • Efficient use of language
  • Standardized style

What is the ABC guideline with regard to technical reports?

All technical reports should be:

  • Accurate - it is factual and objective
  • Brief - it is short without leaving anything out
  • Clear - it is understandable, complete and to the point

What are the main acronyms used within technical reports?

Below are some of the main acronyms that crop up within technical reports.

  • QC - Quality Control
  • IT - Information Technology
  • HR - Human resources
  • QA - Quality Assurance
  • ASAP - As soon as possible
  • IPC - In process checks
  • ppm - Parts per million

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when, and as often as needed.

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