Content Author


Content Author
the content creator role that is played when a person (who is a subject matter expert) writes new textual potential content for one or more systems or applications


Content Author in the OPF Method Component Inheritance Hierarchy

As illustrated in the preceding figure, Content Author is part of the following inheritance hierarchy:


The typical role-specific responsibilities of a Content Author are to:

Content Author typically inherits the general role responsibilities from the Role method component.

Personal Profile

To fulfill these responsibilities, a Content Author typically should have the following personal characteristics, expertise, training, and experience:

Personal Characteristics

A Content Author should typically have the following personal characteristics:


A Content Author typically should have the following expertise:


Content authors typically perform the following role-specific tasks in an iterative, incremental, parallel, and time-boxed manner:

Content authors typically inherit common role tasks from the role process component.


Content authors typically perform these tasks as members of the following teams:

Work Products

As members of these teams, content authors typically produce all or part of the following work products: