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Introduction to generating business models using DITA

Using DITA to generate business models

Using DITA to generate the business model canvases has several potential advantages:

  • Content and presentation are separated
  • Content re-use through transclusion mechanism
  • Online wiki-like editing for collaborative development
  • Can incorporate Twitter feeds
  • Single source can provide several outputs, including Web, PDF and eDocs
  • Output profiling for different audiences

Potential Applications

Possible applications for using DITA for generating the Business Model Canvases:

  • Explaining the principles of the Business Model Canvas
  • Explaining lean startup methodology
  • As a presentation tool in startup workshops
  • Use in workshops to capture models developed
  • Generate models for presenting to VCs to obtain funding