Weekly Round-up: Making a Book with Confluence, Agile Wine Tasting, Comatose Intranets, Wasting User's Time, and More

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Here's K15t Software's weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.

This week's top story from Scott Abel, reported by Sarah Maddox: "The Making of 'The Language of Content Strategy' (stc14)"

The Making of “The Language of Content Strategy” (stc14) – #Wiki

Sarah Maddox recaps Scott Abel's talk at STC Summit 2014 about making a book with the Confluence wiki and K15t's Scroll DocBook Exporter collaboratively: "A crowd-sourced book about content strategy that is both a case study in content engineering and a practical example of content marketing." (via @sarahmaddox)

My life runs on JIRA – Sommelier edition – #Atlassian

Watch out, wine drinkers! Sarah Goff-Dupont uses the issue tracking software JIRA and a Kanban board for practically everything – even to run her wine cellar: "For the workflow I set up four states: Wish list, Cellar, Upstairs, and Enjoyed. It’s a basic flow from state to state, with the option to move a bottle directly from Wish list or Cellar to Enjoyed." (via @Atlassian)

Is Your Intranet Engaging or Comatose? – #Intranet

Five steps to build an intranet platform, by Flirt Communications: "You need to build a space where conversations can really happen. That space can live on your intranet, but needs to move beyond 'post and allow for comments' models." (via @FLIRTcomm)

Where Content Marketing Fits in Your Marketing Plan – #ContentMarketing

Joe Pulizzi explains in this blogpost (including an info graphic) why content marketing is marketing, and: "Your job is not done when your content has been created. You need marketing for your content marketing." (via @CMIContent)

Stop Wasting Users’ Time – #UserExperience

Slow website performance, captchas, and other painful forms are wasting our user's valuable time, knows Paul Boag: "On each project ask two questions: 'Am I saving myself time at the expense of the user?' and “How can I save the user time here?'" (via @ulfschubert)


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