Sometimes, a spontaneous road trip can be a lot of fun, as long as you’re willing to take the good with the bad—getting lost, car trouble, unfriendly (or just plain weird) natives, bad diner food. Usually, though, the most successful trips involve planning, roadmaps, and best of all, guidance from people who’ve already been there.
The journey from traditional, deliverable-centric content creation to DITA-based content creation falls into this second category. In this session, we talk about one small publication group’s experience moving to DITA, from the initial discussions to the successful implementation of a FrameMaker-based, end-to-end publication process. Here are some of the high points of the project; we’ll discuss our decision-making process and some of our technical approaches in detail in the session.