Re: Content Management ... was RE: Tools

Subject: Re: Content Management ... was RE: Tools
From: Alan Houser <arh -at- groupwellesley -dot- com>
To: annette -dot- reilly -at- computer -dot- org, 'Syed Zaeem Hosain' <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>, 'Nina Barzgaran' <nina -dot- barzgaran -at- barzgaran -dot- at>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 21:41:37 -0500

I wanted to second Annette Reilly's recommendation of ISO/IEC/IEEE 26531:Â 2015. The specification is exceptionally well-done and thorough, and will inform requirements identification and selection for any organization that is deploying a content management system for documentation.

The specification is not inexpensive; approximately $100 US, depending on format and IEEE membership status of the purchaser. However, this is a trivial investment compared to the cost of a CMS. It's also a sound investment for consultants who support CMS selection and adoption.

You can purchase the standard here:


On 11/10/20 5:31 PM, Annette Reilly wrote:

ISO/IEC/IEEE 26531: 2015 contains requirements for content management and for a CMS.

This International Standard provides requirements for the management of the content used in product life cycle, software, and service management system documentation. Content management allows an organization to control the storage and retrieval of content objects, track content revisions, maintain a content audit trail, and enable a collaborative environment. Component content management supports the reuse of content objects among deliverables and supports multiple deliverable formats. Content objects that are unique and are maintained as independent database objects are efficient to review, approve, and update; may be combined to produce multiple deliverables; and are cost-effective to translate. The standard defines the characteristics of an effective and efficient process through which content is gathered, managed, and published, including the requirements of a system that is supported by an electronic database.

-----Original Message-----
From: Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 3:44 PM
To: Nina Barzgaran <nina -dot- barzgaran -at- barzgaran -dot- at>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Content Management ... was RE: Tools

Does anyone have a Requirements doc for a content management system that they could share with me?

Thanks much!


Alan Houser
Group Wellesley, Inc.
Consultant and Trainer, Technical Publishing
arh on Twitter

Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development |


You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-
To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @

Content Management ... was RE: Tools: From: Syed Zaeem Hosain
RE: Content Management ... was RE: Tools: From: Annette Reilly

Next by Author: RE: Content Management ... was RE: Tools
Previous by Thread: RE: Content Management ... was RE: Tools
Next by Thread: Re: Content Management ... was RE: Tools

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads