A technical brief is a clear step by step guide which documents the course of action necessary to fix any technical issues or to instruct the processes for a larger project. It contains a plan which describes the specific tasks and which outlines specific responsibilities for employees or those scheduled to work on the project. Additionally, a time frame is set for each task and the objectives which are core to the overall process are distinctly illustrated.
It is similar to a business plan in format. However, instead of focusing on informing those within and outside the company about revenues and the past business cycle and company results, it dictates an explicit process needing to be undertaken in clarity and detail. It is about implementing practical changes to the present business situation with a strong focus on positive future results.