Sprint But Iterate: How Product Content Pros Can Adopt/Adapt Agility (Part 3)

Agility isn’t difficult. What is difficult is sustaining a rapid work pace without knowing why, without having context. Context is especially important for product content developers. That is why my proposed ideal for an agile content development system continuously provides context for the work at hand.

I’ll explain in detail here. But first let me provide context for this blog post.

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Content Professions: Pandemic 2020 and Beyond

Some of us marched; some of us planted gardens, and some of us turned new perspectives into new endeavors. What did you do during the 2020 pandemic? (I hear my future grandchildren asking.)

On Mondays during the last quarter of 2020, I began publishing mini-essays on LinkedIn. Some were purposeful. Some were playful. Some bordered on the inspired (maybe).

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Sprint but Iterate: How Product Content Pros Can Adopt/Adapt Agility (Part 1)

As product teams have adopted Agile development methodologies, product content professionals often find themselves stuck between agility and review cycles.

How can quality product content be developed in two-week sprints? Where do content strategy, content operations, and content standards fit into the constant evolution of software products? Where do the various disciplines within the content continuum fit in? (For example, UI, Help, API, and Services content?)  How can everyone work together to deliver product content that is consistent, useful, accessible – and agile?

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5 Intersects of Content Strategy and Project Management (Part 5)

The easiest thing to say about measuring the success of a content strategy or a project is to say “measure what is meaningful to your organization.” Makes sense; I wouldn’t want to measure what is not meaningful. Turns out, that’s easy to say but difficult to do.

Nevertheless I persisted. <smile> In fact, coming up with a set of content metrics was part of my job as a Content Strategist at Oracle. I learned a lot during that journey and wanted to share a bit of it here. Read more