6-1 Discussion: Agile Methodology in Planning for a Technical Documentation Project

Agile is a method for managing complex projects that involve the collaboration of multiple stakeholders. The Agile process breaks the project into several stages. In each stage, team members continuously collaborate on planning, executing, and evaluating. Though Agile is most popular in the IT industry, it is also used in product development, in construction, and by marketing and advertising companies, among others.

The purpose of this discussion is to explore the benefits and drawbacks of using an Agile methodology when ensuring that your technical documents meet accessibility standards. This discussion should also deepen your understanding of how planning and creating technical document tasks can be incorporated into the Agile process.

In your initial post, address the following:

  • Explain the benefits of using the Agile project management method when planning for a technical documentation project.
  • Briefly describe how you would incorporate accessibility and usability testing tasks into an Agile method of planning a technical documentation project.