DITA training

  • Standard
    • Basic (2 days)
    • Advanced (3 days, or an additional day in conjunction with basic training)
    • DITA Open Toolkit (2 days)
  • Can be customized for a specific company, using sample files and examples that resonate for their authors
  • Can be taught using either oXygen or XMetal Author
  • Can be taught using a CCM system, if available

Information architecture: Content

  • Requirements analysis
  • Content model development
  • Reuse strategy
  • Metadata strategy
    • Indexing
    • Keywords
    • Taxonomy and classification
  • Navigation guidelines
  • Linking guidelines
  • Tagging guidelines
  • Coaching and mentoring for information architects

Information architecture: Technical

  • Develop document-type shells
  • Develop specializations and constraints
  • Develop DITA-OT plug-ins
  • Prototype document styles and simple transformations
  • Gather requirements for complex transformations and style sheets

Sample DITA sets

  • Create sample sets of documents to test content model, authoring tools, CCM systems, and style sheets
  • Ensure that the sample sets utilize the DITA elements and architectural features that are needed

Making the authoring process user-friendly

  • Develop strategic plans for involving authoring teams in DITA implementation plans
  • Develop company-specific training for the content environment: Authoring tool, CCM system, publishing, etc.
  • Develop style sheets to improve authors’ experience in an XML editor
  • Develop implementation-specific documentation concerning content model and best practices
  • Develop requirements for enhancements to the authoring environment