Success stories are great, but we can actually learn more from failures. You asked for more “worst practices-style presentations,” and Keith Schengili-Roberts from IXIASOFT delivers in this sequel to the popular, original DITA Worst Practices given at Lavacon a couple of years ago. As with all good sequels, expect the return of some familiar characters, new plot twists, and more DITA worst practices to learn from. Come and hear instructive, amusing and occasionally horrifying tales of DITA gone wrong!
This presentation is designed as an instructive and funny lesson on what not to do when implementing DITA within a documentation team. The original DITA Worst Practices filled the room at Lavacon 2017, and has proven to resonate with many DITA technical writers and managers who either saw it at Lavacon or in subsequent webinars. Since then, I have found new stories that will both entertain and horrify (from a DITA perspective) listeners. I hope that some of these stories will strike a chord with people who may find themselves in similar situations, and give them enough information to change course before they become a “worst practice” story themselves.