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Subject: Agenda: 08-17-2015 Adoption/TechComm Meeting

        DITA Adoption/TechComm SC Meeting Agenda 

     Meeting Number: 201240602 
     Meeting Password: ditatc 

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A. Whitepapers
1. Release management whitepaper
   > AI/Bob-Keith: Release the whitepaper

2. Release management DITA-OT plug-in
   > AI/Stan: test the most recent plug-in that Tom Cihak 
     uploaded and send an email to the ATC summarizing status

3. DITA 1.3 A-Z Whitepaper
   > AI/Bob-Keith: Release the whitepaper

4. Scoped keys whitepaper
   > ATC - Review by Friday, send comments to Leigh and to 
     the ATC list
   > https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita-adoption/download.php/56130/ScopedKeysFeatureArticle.pdf
5. Short description whitepaper
   > ATC - Review by Friday, send comments to Joe and Keith.
   > https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita-adoption/download.php/56218/shortdesc_article.pdf

6. DITA 1.3 Learning and Training (Mark Myers,
   Jennifer Gemmell; date not confirmed)

7. DITA 1.3 Scoped Keys Overview (Chris Nitchie;
   date not confirmed)

8. Content Referencing Practices (Dawn Stevens;
   date not confirmed)

9. XML mention (Israel Gale)

10. URI-Key Migration
    AI/Stan: Organize a meeting with Les, Pat, et
    all to troubleshoot the issues they encountered?

B. Discussions 
1. DITA SWOT (Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) wiki      
   > https://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita-adoption/DITA_Adoption_SWOT_Analysis
   a. "Why choose not to move to DITA?"
      > Capture the top ten reasons companies and departments 
        ultimately decide NOT to 
      > Correlate these reasons with the CIDM survey results on 
        DITA productivity
        - https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/BP2014-12JHackos.pdf
   b. How NOT to get trapped early in your implementation.
      > Example - do topic typing from day-1
      > Example - have story about interoperating with company
        wikis (Confluence, MindTouch)

2. Discussion: DITA worst practices:
   > https://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita-adoption/DITA_Worst_Practices

3. Discussion: DITA Getting Started
   > https://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita-adoption/DITA_Getting_Started

C. dita.xml.org
1. Action items:
   > AI/Keith: Review the remaining TBD sections of the
     dita.xml.org Knowledgebase.
   > AI/Bob: Run a site scraping tool against all the 
     on dita.xml.org to build a repository of its 
   > AI/Stan: Dig out his slides on "top reasons" NOT to move
     to DITA and forward to the ATC list.

2. Content triage (ongoing) the existing dita.xml.org content to determine
   whether articles there should be:
   a. Removed eventually
   b. Preserved
   c. Revised and re-integrated
   d. Replaced with something else
   TOC signups:
   - http://dita.xml.org/book/dita-wiki-knowledgebase
   - Reviewer                 Chapter Title
     ------------------------ --------------------------------
     JoAnn Hackos             Capabilities of DITA
     TBD                      Setting up DITA
     Stan Doherty             Working with DITA
                              - See email to ATC list
     TBD                      The DITA Open Toolkit
     TBD                      DITA Community
     Keith Schengili-Roberts  The Business Case for DITA
                              - See email to ATC list
     M. Priestly/A. Swope     The DITA Maturity Model
                              - Don has a DITA-sourced version
     Bob Thomas               DITA Specializations Development
                              - See email to ATC list
     TBD                      DITA Standards Development
2. Summary comments - dita.xml.org review
   > Much of the content there is sparsely written, outdated, or
     irrelevant to DITA 1.3 users. 
   > ATC attendees converged on the opinion that moving ahead 
     with the current outline would not be wise.
   > ATC attendees proposed a bottom-up approach to reorganizing 
     the site ... starting with audience analysis.

3. Audience analysis brainstorming - dita.xml.org review 
   > Specify audience types in the actual articles
   > Revisit the audience profiles at the next meeting

   a. Newbies (froshpeople) - just being exposed to DITA, quite probably
      developing a business case or first prototypes for DITA
      1) Newbie manager - wants information on previous business 
         cases, wants logic behind a migration
         - Example - the Nokia business case
      2) Newbie information architect - wants information about
         design decisions, gotchas, et al.
      3) Newbie writer - wants information about how to get 
         started with DITA
      4) Newbie translation manager - wants information about 
         best practices and pitfalls
      5) Newbie tech support professional or implementer - wants 
         information about tools configuration and basic
         customization issues (including specialization)

   b. First-year adopters (sophomores) - have been working in DITA
      for a year and want to profile ROI and to assess 
      next-generation investment points.
      > Reuse strategies
      > Metadata investments
      > New domain vocabularies
      > Intrinsic XML benefits

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