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Productivity Paradox: The Challenges of DITA Adoption

Sponsored by: Comtech Services, Inc. and CIDM
Presenter: JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
Date Recorded: January 13, 2015
This is a free webinar.


What motivates an organization to adopt the OASIS DITA standard? What impediments stand in the way? Learn from JoAnn Hackos about the state of DITA adoption in 2014 and strategies to overcome the challenges of adoption. JoAnn reviews what leads to a successful DITA Adoption today and what causes adoptions to fail. JoAnn shares the results of the 2014 CIDM Productivity Survey. This annual survey analyzes changes in productivity for current DITA Users.

Moving to DITA-based authoring and implementing a component content management system (cCMS) comes with the promise of increased productivity for the information-development organization. Despite these promises, we have long recognized that productivity increases are difficult to achieve, especially when so many of an organization’s past practices have to change.

Be sure to read JoAnn’s article “The Productivity Paradox” in the December 2014 edition of the of Best Practices Newsletter!


Dr. JoAnn Hackos is President of Comtech Services, a content-management and information-design firm based in Denver, Colorado, which she founded in 1978. She is Director of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), a membership organization focused on content-management and information-development best practices. Dr. Hackos and colleagues are called upon by corporate executives worldwide to consult on strategies for content management, development and organizational management, product interface design, customer studies, Web and traditional information architecture, and tools and technology selection.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Hackos has addressed audiences internationally on subjects ranging from content management, project management, effective interfaces and information, minimal information products, usability testing, and online and Web-based information, to managing the information design and development process. Her workshops are dedicated to enhancing the practices and products that will best promote customer satisfaction.

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