Free STC Member-Only Sponsored Webinar: DITA Change Management Tips: How to Make the Move to DITA Easier


Keith Schengili-Roberts
DITA Evangelist and Market Researcher, IXIASOFT


November 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM


November 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

DITA Change Management Tips: How to Make the Move to DITA Easier

Are you just starting or contemplating a move to DITA? Concerned about what’s involved in making the switch? What are the common pitfalls to avoid? A move to DITA is a chance to improve your technical documentation processes, and any significant process change involves risk. In this webinar IXIASOFT’s Keith Schengili-Roberts draws upon his own experiences and those of his clients over the years who have successfully made the move to DITA. He examines the reasons why teams want to make the move, what to know about managing change, and proven methods to make the transition to DITA easier for you and your documentation team. Expect practical tips and approaches drawn from real-life examples of documentation teams moving from unstructured content to DITA.

Where DITA is Now and Where It is Going

The “D” in DITA stands for “Darwin”, underling the fact that the XML standard has evolution built into its design. That evolution continues, with several new offerings coming from the OASIS Technical Committee in charge of the standard, including the various flavours of Lightweight DITA, multimedia extensions to DITA 1.3, and the upcoming DITA 2.0 standard. In this webinar, Keith Schengili-Roberts, the DITA Evangelist for IXIASOFT, will talk about the following:

  • How Lightweight DITA strips things down to the basics
  • Why DITA is no longer bound to XML in the Markdown-flavor of Lightweight DITA
  • Examine how to add video and audio content directly to your DITA topics
  • What to look for in the upcoming DITA 2.0, and the possible timeline for its release.

If you want to know what the future holds in store for DITA, this is a webinar you will not want to miss!

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