How Social Media Technologies Can Solve the Documents Requirements Tracking Nightmare

When you just have a few documents, it’s easy to remember that when you update document A, it may have an impact on document B, because B conceptually depends on A. However tracking requirements between documents is quickly becoming difficult if you start having dozens of them, with D depending on C depending on B which, in turn, depends on…
Coupling the power of XML metadata with graph oriented databases, it becomes possible to secure the content validity of a virtually unlimited number of documents tightly linked together.

This presentation will show in practice how XML and graph databases have been linked together to help a major French public company to better handle updates across thousands of extremely security-sensitive documents. We will show the theoretical and practical aspects of this technology.

What can attendees expect to learn?

We think this is a completely new approach to the requirements tracking issue: It brings a simple solution to a complex issue, with potentially huge reliability improvement impacts.

This proves useful both for technical writers by making their life easier, and for managers that can have a much more accurate view on the actual documents storage freshness.

Meet the Presenters

camillebegnisCamille has been involved in multilingual, XML structured documentation since 1999. Founder of the NeoDoc company and the Calenco CCMS, he has been helping dozens of companies to optimize their content creation process. Confronted to tiny companies as well as big ones (General Electric, St Gobain, SNCF, EDF, etc.) he has developed a good understanding of needs: users needs in terms of usability, and companies needs in terms of performance.

Fond of new technologies, he is always trying to bring innovations to the content creation market. Being aware of advances in other fields allows to solve common problems in unexpected ways.”

Jennifer has been working since 2008 for the French leader in electricity production. Jennifer has first been in charge of training plant operators for all situations. It notably involved making use of many documents: from manufacturers, and from operators combining generic and specific requirements for each type of reactor

She currently works in research and development for tools and methods to save time in updating operating documents while maintaining and improving quality. Although this technology has been developed to handle huge amounts of data, it can also be useful for other more reduced needs.

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