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1 10 Skills To Move Your Career Forward Captured or Contractor / Consultant

2 Goal 10 skills in 50 minutes = 5 mins per skill Introduction to each Skill Learn What You Dont Know Learn About Resources Jumpstart to Learning on Your Own

3 Plug Who Am I Mark Lewis DITA Product Manager – Usability Quark Author DITA Metrics Community: WritingOBJECTively.com

4 Take-Aways Slide Summary List of Resources

5 Tell em What Youre Gonna Tell em Certifications Get Published Service Design Topic Based Authoring The Promise of XML Content Modeling and Analysis (Info Architecture) Collaboration Project Management Software Development Lifecycle Testing Object Oriented Design Write a Style Guide BIO Sites Diagramming Tools Documenting Processes Virtual PCs Podcasting Blogging Volunteer and Learn

6 Certifications Get em. Your skills are now indisputable.

7 Get Published Magazine Articles Freeware.com / Shareware.com Help

8 Get Published – Content For Sale STC Article For Sale

9 Get Published OReilly – Short Cuts

10 Service Design documentation as a service

11 Topic Based Authoring Task topics: Removing Red Eye Setting the White Balance Setting the (ISO) Light Sensitivity Concept topics: About White Balance About (ISO) Light Sensitivity

12 The Promise of XML and DITA Translation Reuse Conditional Processing / Filtering

13 The Promise…Structured Authoring Resume – Contact Information – Objective – Skills – Experience – References – Hobbies

14 The Promise…Structured Authoring Business Letter – Letterhead or sender's address – Date – Recipient's address – Subject – Salutation or Greeting – Message (body of the letter) – Closing – Signature

15 The Promise…Structured Authoring…Very Translatable Task Topic Title Short Description Pre-Requisites Context Information Steps Task Result

16 The Promise…Structured Authoring…Task Topic

17 SS of Task Topic XML

18 The Promise…Structured Authoring…Reusable

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21 The Promise of XML and DITA Introduction to DITA JoAnn Hackos Comtech Services www.comtech-serv.com

22 The Promise of XML and DITA XML – Weekend Crash Course Alan Houser Kay Ethier

23 Content Modeling and Analysis Roll Your Own Schema Information Architecture Planning for Reuse

24 Content Development Lifecycle WBS

25 Content Modeling and Analysis Reuse Map graphic

26 Content Development Lifecycle Gant Chart

27 Content Development Lifecycle WBS and Gant

28 Enterprise Content Management A Unified Content Strategy Ann Rockley Pamela Kostur Steve Manning

29 The Promise of XML and DITA Conditional Processing / Filtering Paragraph Example

30 The Promise of XML and DITA

31 Attributes Panel SS

32 The Promise of XML and DITA Translation Reuse Conditional Processing / Filtering

33 Intermission / Sponsor

34 Collaboration No more Old School review process Collaborative authoring Peer reviews Workflow tools and methodologies Enterprise Level Contribution Content Pipeline Look at your Current Processes

35 Collaboration Think About Current Processes and How They Can Be Improved Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools – Char James-Tanny – Brown, Haettinger

36 Project Management Preparing to be a manager or project lead Dependencies = Predecessors LavaCon

37 Software Development Lifecycle DevelopmentTestingDocumentation Requirements Specifications High Level Design Low Level Design Code Maintenance New Features User Acceptance Test Plan System Test Plan Integration Test Plan Unit Test Plan Regression Test Plan Overview Concepts Task List Concepts List Task & Concept Meat Maintenance New Features Help

38 Testing DevelopmentTestingDocumentation Requirements Specifications High Level Design Low Level Design Code Maintenance New Features User Acceptance Test Plan System Test Plan Integration Test Plan Unit Test Plan Regression Test Plan Overview Concepts Task List Concepts List Task & Concept Meat Maintenance New Features Help Knowing the SDLC you can Be a Business Analyst Write Test Plans / Be a Tester

39 Testing Learn About the Different Type of Test Plans Learn Terminology Black Box Testing vs. White Box Boundary Conditions

40 Content Development Lifecycle WBS

41 Software Development Lifecycle Software Engineering Roger Pressman

42 Software Development Lifecycle Pressman: Beginners Guide

43 Object Oriented Design Foundation Skill: XML, CMS, CSS Object = A categorization or classification of things that allows us to organize functionality or information in a way that it may be re-used / re-purposed. What a thing is What a thing does What this thing has in common with other things

44 Object Oriented Design Objects, Characteristics, Attributes, Behaviors, Methods, Functions WritingOBJECTively.com Object Technology: A Managers Guide David A. Taylor

45 Why is it Useful For Technical Writing – facilitates re-use of content – single point of maintenance – CMS = Content Management System – XML For Software Development – facilitates re-use of code – single point of maintenance – data hiding or encapsulation – API = Application Programming Interface

46 Write a Style Guide Write a ScreenShot Style Guide Write a Naming Conventions Guide Unsolicited Get your name in front of people Ammo at Annual Review

47 Write a Style Guide SS of my guide

48 BIO Sites BIO + Photo The Content Wrangler Community LinkedIn.com Plaxo.com

49 Diagramming Tool Process Diagramming SOPs for Audits Swimlanes Sarbanes Oxley

50 Diagramming Tool Content Review Process Example

51 Volunteer Katrina

52 Swimlanes Swimlane Process Mapping Jane C. Frazier

53 Process Mapping www.BusinessEnterpriseMapping.com www.PatonProfessional.com Savvion.com/Process-Mapping

54 Virtual PC VPC: Virtual PC VM: Virtual Machine

55 Virtual PC VPC: Virtual PC VM: Virtual Machine

56 Virtual PC VPC: Virtual PC VM: Virtual Machine

57 Podcasting Embed in Slides or separate with advance slide tone.

58 Podcasting – Voice Recorders voice recorders Podcast Solutions by Michael Geoghegan PodcastFAQ.com

59 Podcasting – Audio Editing Audacity from Shareware.com

60 Blogging Blog About the Things You Know

61 Blogging Getting Published

62 Volunteer and Learn volunteer for STC small projects: commit 5, 15 hours Be an officer You get back what you put in (2x)

63 Tell em What You Told em Certifications Get Published Service Design Topic Based Authoring The Promise of XML Content Modeling and Analysis (Info Architecture) Collaboration Project Management Software Development Lifecycle Testing Object Oriented Design Write a Style Guide BIO Sites Diagramming Tools Documenting Processes Virtual PCs Podcasting Blogging Volunteer and Learn

64 Contact Info Mark Lewis MLewis@Quark.com HyperWriters@hotmail.com 727-687-3118 c The Content Wrangler Community: DITA Metrics & WritingOBJECTively.com Thank You


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