Presented at DocTrain East 2007 Conference by joe Gollner, Stilo International -- This presentation will introduce practical strategies for getting the most out of content component management. While it may seem that the management of content components is a recent phenomenon, there is a significant body of implementation experience, both good and bad, that stretches back over 20 years. This experience showcases what typically works well and what is a recipe for certain disaster. A general framework will be provided that sketches out the range of considerations that should be factored into a complete solution and recommendations will shared on how implementations can be structured to provide the highest chance of success. In order to make the topic as tangible as possible, the presentation will include real-world examples where some of the key challenges associated with deploying DITA have been successfully addressed.