Revision of Making the Business Case for DITA from Thu, 2008-04-17 16:16

To make the business case for DITA, you must align its many powerful features with specific needs in your business or organization.  

DITA has many features based on decades of research in methods for technical documentation - like modularity, structured writing, information typing, minimalism, inheritance, specialization, simplified XML, single-source, topic-based, ready-made metadata, conditional processing, component publishing, task-orientation, content reuse, multi-channel, and translation-friendly. See History of DITA.

Few organizations are likely to use all the features of DITA, but you should go through our checklist to determine which features could provide a significant return on investment in your particular business case. Use those features with positive returns in building your arguments for DITA. 

We are developing a ten-question DITA Quotient to help organizations get a quantitative measure of the importance of DITA for their current content. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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