From Audit Spreadsheets to DITA-XML Pilot Project

You are still hesitant in front of the pile of legacy content you should analyse or have already invested a lot of effort into conducting a content audit, and celebrated the information model milestone. The next entry in your schedule reads: take a deep breath and enroll some volunteers to start creating topics and validate that information model.

Bad news is, there is no way around the huge auditing spreadsheets; Good news is, you can benefit from them, by generating your pilot project on the fly.
Let’s turn the taxonomy structure, the information model, and the topics matrix from spreadsheets to a DITA-XML pilot project.

Meet the Presenter

Magda Caloian (@thinkDITA) is Information Architect at Vestas Wind Systems A/S in Denmark and founder of DITA users meetups by Lake Constance, Germany. Her work has a double focus: “I assist content writers and managers to discover and adopt the best author experience for their teams; at the same time, I remind writers that documentation has to be easy to find, easy to understand, easy to use.” Her over 15-year experience in technical communication as Information Architect, Consultant and DITA Trainer, along with a BA in Management, an MSc in Project Management, and tekom certification in Technical Communication, shaped an interesting mix of expertise in structured documentation, DITA, and information systems implementation.

⇐Return to Agenda