Semiconductor DITA Implementer’s Group (SDIG) Presentation

Title: SDIG Meeting – Presentation by Keith Schengili-Roberts (AMD)

Date: Wednesday September 22, 2010
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Notes: Metrics, ROI and Convincing SMEs to Enter Content into a DITA CMS: Tales from a Mature DITA CMS Installation

AMD’s Professional Graphics division has been using a DITA CMS for over 3½ years, and have not only been able to demonstrate effective ROI, but also how to better manage documentation processes and measure productivity.

In addition to providing a more detailed bird’s-eye view of the documentation process, over the past few years AMD’s Documentation & Localization Manager Keith Schengili-Roberts also had to deal with several other process issues that developed, things that were not anticipated when his group first thought of implementing their DITA CMS, such as implementing a “house” DITA style guide, data-mining DITA in a CMS, conrefs vs. cloning, and ways to get Subject Matter Experts to contribute content directly into the system.

Keith will also be demo-ing the “DITA Topic Editor”, an internally-developed tool originally developed for SMEs to enter content into the DITA CMS without having to know DITA.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 08:00 AM US Pacific Time
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"DITAWriter" is Keith Schengili-Roberts. I work for IXIASOFT as a DITA Specialist/Information Architect. And I like to write about DITA and the technical writing community. To get ahold of me you can email me at:

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