4 DITA Webinars: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Featuring Amber Swope, Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Rob Hanna, Keith Schengili-Roberts, Mark Lewis, Joe Gelb, Yehudit Lindblom

The Mini Virtual Summit on DITA Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the Trenches is a free, online educational event that provides strategies, tips, and lessons learned from technical communication practitioners.

The Summit (brought to you by Precision Content) features four presentations on issues impacting organizations that have adopted—or are planning to adopt—the Darwin Information Typing Architecture.

8:00am PT/ 11:00am ET

  • DITA Satisfaction Survey: Overcoming the BIG Challenges When Adopting DITA — Rob Hanna (Precision Content), Mark Lewis (Quark), and Keith Schengili-Roberts(IXIASOFT)—three content strategy experts with deep experience solving content conundrums with DITA, discuss the results of our 2017 DITA Satisfaction Survey. Our panel will review the top reasons survey respondents are dissatisfied with their DITA implementations. We’ll also discuss why some DITA projects fail and provide advice on how to best overcome these challenges (or avoid them altogether).

10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET

  • DITA Best Practices: 10 Things You Can Do To Help Ensure Success — content strategy maven, Jennifer Schlotfeldt (IBM), highlights best practices to help ensure DITA project success. Jenifer will discuss ways to ensure the creation of effective topics, and how to properly architect content and assemble topics into information that is retrievable, organized, and reusable. She’ll also provide several “in the trenches” solutions for ensuring quality implementations, including guidance on content conversion.

Noon PT/ 3:00pm ET

  • Going DITA: Building an Implementation Plan for Positive Disruption — Joe Gelb (Zoomin Software) and Yehudit Lindblom (Suite Solutions) review a migration process that covers all the bases, helping you build your game plan for a winning DITA implementation.

2:00pm PT/ 5:00pm ET

  • It Takes A Village To Create Your Content Collection — Amber Swope (DITA Strategies) demystifies content collections and  helps attendees identify the requirements for a content collection, determine collection scope, and collaborate with stakeholders to build and maintain the collection.

Register today! It’s free.

Not sure you can attend? Register anyway. Attendees receive a link to the recording shortly after the event is over.

I hope to see you there, virtually speaking.

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler