Authoring in an Agile Environment
It’s a simple fact of life. Developing products in today’s world requires shorter cycles, sensitivity to customer needs, and a focus on deliverables that breaks the old waterfall development paradigm.
How To Write An Effective Concept
Whether you write in DITA or another format, you need to decide what information in a concept is important to a user.
Indexing effectively in DITA
DITA is useful for helping writers create small units of organized information that can be used in multiple contexts.
This paper describes how to apply context to content using the DITA 1.2 keyref facility. It contains a simple example of building a topic that can be reused in multiple output deliverables without creating inter-topic dependencies.
SDI White Paper - Portals
Designing and Developing Portals
SDI Whitepaper - Structured Authoring
Delivering Customer Information: Structured Authoring Solves Your Business Problems.
Case Study - Rearchitecting a Small Software Company Information
This study describes what SDI Global Solutions did to help a small software company (hereafter referred to as SSC) to provide them with a basic infrastructure to support their information needs.
DITA for Decision Makers
DITA for Decision Makers Webinar Slides
Why Your Information Isn't Reaching Your Customers
Why Your Information Isn't Reaching Your Customers Webinar Slides
How to Grow
How to Grow in the Technical Communication Profession: Slides from Larry Kunz’s webinar for technical communication professionals in China.
Concept Task Reference
A practical guide to choosing the right topic type. Presentation from Real World DITA conference, Microsoft PowerPoint format See the speaker notes for details.
Webinar Slides from "DITA for Decision Makers: How Word and FrameMaker Might Be Wasting Your Money"
Managing Documentation Projects - Text
Text for "Managing Documentation Projects in a Collaborative World," which describes Web 2.0 and Agile and what they mean for a documentation project manager.
Managing Documentation Projects - Slides
Slides for "Managing Documentation Projects in a Collaborative World," which describes Web 2.0 and Agile and what they mean for a documentation project manager.
Documentation in a Collaborative World - What We've Learned
Text for "Documentation Projects in a Collaborative World: What We’ve Learned." This paper describes evolving best practices for making the most of Web 2.0 and agile on documentation projects.
How DITA changed the TechComm Landscape
Keynote presentation at Real World DITA that addressed how Technical Communications has changed with the introduction of DITA and what the future holds.
Intelligent Command Platform and Portal Overview
This presentation is an overview of the Intelligent Command Platform and Portal.
Structured Authoring and DITA
This presentation unites Structured Authoring principles with DITA and gives an example process for designing and implementing structure into a set of topics.
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