Ever notice that, no matter how far your shadow stretches, it always walks in your shoes? Shadow one of your co-workers and see what a day in their shoes is like!
If knowledge is power, then you will be a SUPER HERO! Conducting interviews is a great way to understand what’s going on in other departments. Take advantage!
With your Surveys, Interviews, and Shadowing complete, it’s time to gather and organize all the juicy stuff you collected!
Here comes the Buzz Buzz Buzz! Taxonomy, Information Architecture, Folksonomy, buzz buzz buzz! Grab your fly-swatter and let’s clear the air on this stuff!
Let’s get creative! Time to put a face to all of that data. The SharePoint Dude will help you make your portal the “Belle of the Ball”!
Well, it’s been a great two weeks thus far. Feedback has been tremendous and requests are coming in for more content. Never fear – Week 3 of the PORTAL Method is here!!!
The creative side of your portal build is nearly behind you and the “Technical” portion begins! The next step in The PORTAL Method is to decide how much to take on in Phase 1.
Let’s get all of that “stuff” together that we worked so hard to collect. Having your ducks in a row will make your “build” phase a million times easier (giver or take)!
Now, it’s time to organize all of your topics and categories into “containers”. Site Collections, Team Sites, and SubSites – Oh My!!!
Never get lost! Building maps is a quick and easy way to document your site structure, navigation, and page layouts. Check it out!
This is one of those “fly-swatter” words that you just HAVE to get to know! GOVERNANCE is the most important key to your future portal success!
You can’t “brush your breath”, but you can practice good habits that keep it fresh. Similarly, you can practice good habits to keep your Taxonomy clean. That’s Taxonomy Governance!