Milestones of a Typical Documentation Project

What is the typical workflow of a documentation project? Which milestones should you schedule when planning a technical documentation or software documentation project? What tasks and steps are required to create a user manual, an online help system, or a screencast?

milestones of a technical documentation project

Single tasks can always be handled flexibly. Larger documentation and online help projects typically involve the following milestones:

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