This is a break from our posts about markup, but if you’re going to do DITA, you should also be able to figure out what it’s costing your company.  Forecasting under uncertainty is a fact of life for most of us.

Uncertainty about the benefits you will reap from DITA

  • how many products will be documented
  • frequency of updates
  • percentage of reuse
  • translations (if any)

Estimating DITA costs also involves uncertainty

  • How long will it take your team to get up to speed?
  • Will you need specializations?
  • How much effort and money will be needed to get the outputs that you need from DITA?
  • What will migration to DITA cost?

Using Markov Models and other techniques we have developed a proven approach to predicting DITA costs and estimating benefits from implementing a DITA solution when you face uncertainty. And, let’s face it, what tech docs team does not face uncertainty?

Ask us for our presentation.