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How to Create An Agile Content Factory for Continuous Publishing

Agile is a rapidly growing method for the development of software. It emphasizes rapid iteration and adaptability. But Agile is no longer just about software—agile is being adopted by organizations in many industries to enable them to be lean and responsive. The traditional content process to create, review, approve, translate, and deliver simply takes too long and is unsustainable.

Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and my special guests, Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper of The Rockley Group for this free, one-hour webinar. Ann and Charles will discuss how a new agile process is required to develop modular, nimble content, how to significantly shorten the content lifecycle, iteratively translate content, and then publish continuously.

ABOUT ANN ROCKLEY

Ann Rockley is CEO of The Rockley Group. She has an international reputation for developing multichannel content strategies and digital publishing solutions. She has been instrumental in establishing the field in content strategy, content reuse, intelligent content strategies for multichannel delivery, and content management best practices.

ABOUT CHARLES COOPER

Charles Cooper is VP of The Rockley Group and has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and over 16 years of experience in eContent, user experience, taxonomy, workflow design, composition, and digital publishing.
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    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

    Joe Pairman is Lead Consultant at Mekon Ltd., helping clients from healthcare to software realize the full potential of structured content and innovative information delivery with taxonomy. Andreas Blumauer is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company and is experienced with large-scale semantic technology projects in various industry sectors.
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