How can you best evaluate a solution before making the big investment? Over several years Mekon has worked with many companies, from medical and semi-conductor manufacturers to software and professional publishers, helping them to select a technology solution fit for purpose. Gathering requirements and choosing the right tools is often more difficult than many companies expect. Use cases and non-functional requirements that accurately reflect what you need are crucial to the success of any IT project, yet evidence suggests typical use cases and requirements are too loose and high level to really do the job.
This presentation will:
- Explain methods that Mekon has developed.
- Evaluate customer experience in conducting the Conference Room Prototype (CRP).
- Outline what metrics can be used to evaluate the tools and what surprises you may encounter.
Julian is CEO and co-founder of Systems Integration and Content Strategy Consultants Mekon Ltd. Originally trained as a mechanical engineer he worked as a Solutions Architect during the 1980s. Many of his clients were early adopters of Desktop Publishing at the leading edge of marketing material production. In 1990 Julian formed Mekon to capitalise on the growing demand for technical document solutions. He led the development of the first structured (XML) standard for AIPs (Aeronautical Information Publications) used in civil aviation authorities coupled with several large Civil Aviation documentation projects. Julian takes an active interest in the S1000D and DITA communities, until recently sat on the council of the ISTC (Institute for Scientific and Technical Communicators) and was Keynote presenter at DITA Europe 2007, and the 2010 ISTC conference.