Technical Report Writing


This technical report writing training can be used by trainers and business managers to run workshops on technical report writing skills. The training material is 100% customizable and instantly available.

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  • Audience: Suitable For All Employees.
  • Duration: Full Day.
  • Experience: No Experience Required.

Technical Report Writing

Technical report writing can be one the most valuable technical skills of any company, but often they are also the most complex, and the most difficult training to access. And, even though most companies are aware of the value of technical reports, most managers and line staff don’t get the development opportunities needed to create these essential reports within organizations.

This course is designed to give learners the practical technical report writing training needed to effectively create technical reports, often on a daily basis.

You can now instantly get research-backed training on technical report writing that you can use to present your own training courses.

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Course Description

The main uses of technical reports in companies are to:

  • Detail activities and results associated with investigating a customer complaint.
  • Prove that a particular process or product has been validated and meets specifications.
  • Provide reference material as part of a development project.

From this technical report writing training by Oak Innovation, learners will experience hands-on content with the latest research on technical report writing skills.

Designed to be accessible for all categories of employees, learners will explore obstacles to effective technical report writing. Through hands-on exercises and examples, learners will discover the key aspects of technical reports and will be able to use a range of tools and techniques available.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this technical report writing training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify obstacles to effective technical report writing.
  • Understand technical reports.
  • Understand a range of tools and techniques.
  • Use these techniques to build an effective process.
  • Explain the benefits of effective report writing.

Course Overview

These are the 4 key sections of this training course.

1. Technical reports
This training is the perfect entry point for participants into the critical area of technical report writing.

To illustrate, the main characteristics that make technical reports of value are:

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

Specifically, this introductory section of the training focuses on examining total quality management and regulatory information and common problems that can happen while writing technical reports.

This section will also examine total quality management, common problems that can happen, and the following five quality levels in a technical report writing process:

  • 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.
  • Explore common problems that can happen while writing technical reports.
  • 2. Preparing to write
    With very concise discussions and exercises, this training teaches learners how to confidently prepare to write technical reports. We understand that not everyone understands how to write reports so the training will intentionally explore the following essential elements of a report:

    • Layout.
    • Information sequencing.
    • Illustrations.
    • The simplicity of expression.

    These discussions will help an audience to develop more awareness of common problems that can occur with reports. To illustrate, the most common problems with technical reports are:

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

    3. How to structure the report
    To bridge the gap in learning for participants, core areas like layout and style will be discussed.

    The training takes a deep dive on tone guidelines by discussing the LEAVES criteria for assessing a report. To illustrate

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

    The training also introduces the ABC guideline for assessing technical reports:

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

    4. How to start writing and editing the report
    Whether a learner’s goal is to start to write basic technical reports, build new skills, or just catch up on best practices – this training will provide key insights that will benefit everyone.

    Who Needs Effective Technical Report Writing Skills?

    • Senior management that wants to strengthen their relationships with staff.
    • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders need technical report writing skills to lead, manage and motivate their teams.
    • Administrative, support staff, and line-staff that need these skills to maximize their engagement and participation within the organization.
    • HR professionals need these skills to meet the needs of the departments that they support.
    • Project managers need technical report writing skills to create more engagement and collaboration with their teams.
    • Organizational development professionals need technical report writing skills to secure relationships and participation from all functions within the organization.
    • Consultants and independent contractors who are being asked to play a role in organizational initiatives.

    What You Get

    • A 68 Page Instructor Guide
    • A 48 Page Participant Manual
    • 76 Customizable PowerPoint Slides
    • Training Games And Training Icebreakers
    • A Course Advertorial
    • Eight Pre-written Expert Training Guides
    • Customizable Exercises And Tests
    • Further Reading Lists

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