Documentation Management System (DMS)
As part of an organization responsible for providing technical support to users throughout the 50 States, I was hired to provide technical writing and documentation support.
When I started, the organization did not have a formal documentation management system. Over the first few months, I developed a documentation management system using Microsoft SharePoint. As part of this project, I established a formal process for documentation reviews, created documentation and reporting templates, and standardized the editorial process.
The implementation of a formal documentation management system has had several positive impacts on the organization:
Improved Efficiency: The documentation management system has streamlined the process of creating, reviewing, and publishing documentation. This has resulted in increased efficiency and productivity for the technical support team.
Enhanced Collaboration: The use of Microsoft SharePoint has facilitated collaboration among team members by providing a centralized platform for document sharing and version control. This has improved communication and coordination within the team.
Standardized Documentation: The establishment of documentation and reporting templates has ensured consistency and uniformity in the organization's documentation. This has made it easier for users to find and understand the information they need, leading to improved user satisfaction.
Improved Knowledge Management: The documentation management system has enabled the organization to capture and preserve valuable knowledge and expertise. This has reduced the reliance on individual team members and improved the organization's ability to provide consistent and accurate technical support.
Overall, the implementation of a formal documentation management system has had a significant positive impact on the organization by improving efficiency, enhancing collaboration, standardizing documentation, and improving knowledge management.