A technical report is more than a mere representation of facts pertaining to a situation. An effective report can move people towards taking a desired course of action. Moreover, the quality of a report can influence how the subject matter it spans is perceived by the reader. In this course, we will describe the different types of reports. We will master the structuring and scoping of reports, from conception to completion. We will also learn to write for our specific audience with a tangible sense of purpose. Finally, we will discover a logical approach towards developing visual aids to support our representation of the facts, conclusions and recommendations that comprise the report.
Participants will be required to put their acquired knowledge into practice through the development of progress, status, periodic, investigative and instructional reports. They will also practice development charts and performance dashboards.
All those who are required to prepare technical reports (engineers, safety officers, technicians, accountants, managers etc.).
It is essential that participants have a good command of the English language.