Documentation teams are stressing out as their software teams move to iterative development methods like Agile and Continuous Integration. The pace is faster than they are used to, and it requires working as part of the dev team. We see new roles emerging for technical communicators in this environment. We’ll discuss the types of relationships we’ve seen (including in our own company) and how the workflow changes. We’ll discuss the benefits of using DITA for tight collaboration between the software engineering team and the information developers. We would demo integrating DITA with Agile planning tools (Jira), QA (testrails), and release management. Basically this is “Doc First” on steroids, using DITA for creating agile Use Cases, Test Scripts, and topic-oriented documentation delivered in live systems.
Casey is the co-founder of Jorsek Software, developers of the easyDITA CMS and structured authoring platform. Casey has extensive experience implementing content management, authoring, and publishing solutions which help organizations leverage the transformative benefits of structured content. He is passionate about empowering the world to better share knowledge through open standards.