From Here to There—Eventually

Migrating to DITA and a CMS requires lots of moving parts. There are many challenges that you need to overcome. Lots of things go into the process and it all starts with how well you plan:

Migrating to DITA and a CMS requires lots of moving parts. There are many challenges that you need to overcome. Lots of things go into the process and it all starts with how well you plan:

  • Content Conversion
  • Planning for Errors
  • Content Structure (existing and final)
  • Preparing the Team for Tool Changes (training, best practices, and author autonomy)
  • Change Management
  • Beginning a Reuse Strategy
  • Output Considerations
  • Keys
  • Evolving the Content

What can the audience expect to learn?

This presentation can help those who are in the process of migrating to DITA and a CMS anticipate some of the problems that can occur as they move from their existing authoring system to the new system. It attempts to describe how to cut the elephant into manageable chunks.

Meet the presenter

Julio Vazquez is currently a Senior Technical Writer at GE Digital and a DITA advocate. The author of “Practical DITA”, he was also on the IBM team that developed DITA 0. Throughout his career, he has helped teams come on board with DITA and implement content management systems.

 

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