DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is an open standard that has evolved over the years and is evolving with time. Many organizations are keen to adopt DITA but have a lot of legacy documentation and are unsure of how to manage that while transitioning to a new paradigm.
This presentation describes the pre-requisites of migrating to DITA, planning tips, effort estimation guidelines, training requirements, and some do’s and don’ts.
- Learn to assess legacy documentation
- Understand how to create a strategy for migration to DITA
- Get acquainted with the training plan for migration
- Know the steps to migrate to DITA
- Know the hurdles and how to handle those
This presentation was given by Abigail Samuel and Alka Acharya, both information developers at IBM, at the STC India Annual Conference in 2013.
Abigail Samuel has spent over two decades in the publishing and technical communication industry, specializing in information development, DITA, instructional design, and e-learning. She has lead a team of information developers for two products, who successfully migrated legacy documentation to DITA.
Alka Acharya has a total IT experience of over ten years with technical communication experience of over eight years. She led a team who have successfully migrated projects to DITA at IBM.