You’ve probably read articles or papers that proclaim the benefits of moving your content to DITA: accuracy, consistency, increased productivity, reduced authoring times, etc.
But you need to know by how much. How much savings? How much increased productivity? How much for YOUR project, YOUR content? Because yours is different from everyone else’s. What is your project going to cost with DITA and content reuse?
And if you’re currently using or recently implemented DITA, how do you track the success of the project?
DITA Metrics 101 can help you answer those questions. Follow the steps in this book to create custom models that estimate the cost of your content in DITA and the cost of your new processes that support the DITA content lifecycle. Then, use these models to predict the cost of your documentation project. Compare your current costs to your costs using DITA. That difference is your savings and you’ll likely find that this number alone can be used to justify switching to DITA and structured content.
DITA Metrics 101 was written by Mark Lewis and published by The Rockley Group.