The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of S1000D – developing a case for S1000D-based technical publications.

S1000D is where I spend a great deal of my time. Helping clients decide on if, when and how they should be investing in their technical publications. The debates then start with why S1000D and why not something else? Where are the benefits of using structured languages as opposed to traditional methods?

There are reasons why we would want to use a process-driven approach, like S1000D, and there are practical issues we need to consider. The future of technical publications is changing and how organisations can now turn to the publication and leverage XML-based structures way beyond the user-facing content.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of S1000D
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In this free presentation, I will cover everything from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of S1000D. We will take a look at why S1000D is solving specific problems yet introduces new challenges. Where is the Return on Investment with S1000D? The answer may not be as simple as you think. I close the presentation with my top ten things I see projects getting wrong when diving into S1000D.

We will look at:

  • Common miscommunications around S1000D
  • Why is S1000D considered the new norm?
  • What is going on behind S1000D?
  • The practical problems S1000D solves
  • The issues S1000D introduce
  • Where is the RoI when adopting an S1000D strategy?
  • Are there alternatives to S1000D?
  • S1000D and the future of the technical publication
  • Top Ten things that I see projects getting wrong

This presentation is entirely free – all you need to do is create an account on our website by heading to this page. As soon as you create your account, we will send you the login details and how you can access this and other free S1000D Practitioner Presentations released over the next few weeks.

As ever at TDW we are interested in you, your challenges and concerns around topics like S1000D – feel free to get in touch with us, and we will take the best questions and answer them for you.

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Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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