Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture

by Ruven Gotz
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Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture by Ruven Gotz

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is a guide and tool set for planning and documenting the scope, navigational taxonomy, document taxonomy, metadata, page layouts and workflows for a successful SharePoint 2010 project. If you have been tasked with delivering an intranet for collaboration, document management or as a corporate portal, your only chance for success is to get all of these elements right, and then to make sure that you and your stakeholders are all on the same page.

SharePoint 2010 can be dangerous to your career: Expectations are often set very high, and not enough time is invested in understanding how those expectations can be met. Many SharePoint 2010 projects fail to meet their initial goals. Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture arms you with proven tools that will help you to ensure that there is an agreement on the goals and scope, and how to then efficiently design your taxonomies. With author Ruven Gotz' work (with contributions from Michal Pisarek and Sarah Haase) at your side, You will learn how to educate your users on what metadata is and why it is important so you can build SharePoint 2010 solutions that exceed the expectations of your users.

This book:

  • Gives you practical approaches that have been proven in the field
  • Explains how to use visual mind mapping tools and diagramming tools that provide clarity to all stakeholders
  • Gives you techniques on how to teach and motivate your users for adoption and success
What you’ll learn
  • Understand metadata and how to explain it to your stakeholders
  • Plan and run requirements gathering workshops
  • Apply mind mapping techniques for designing navigation
  • Run taxonomy workshops that result in practical information architecture
  • Map process workflows and practical approaches for real-world implementation
  • Build practical and lightweight governance and adoption plans
Who this book is for

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is not just for people whose job title is information architect. It is also for business analysts, project managers, IT managers, or business managers who have been tasked with delivering a SharePoint 2010 solution. Taking the lead on a SharePoint 2010 project can be very difficult because it is such a large platform, and there is so much conflicting information available. This book is for people who need a guide that has an end-to-end approach that will carry them through the entire planning and design process.

Table of Contents
  1. Preparing for Successful Outcomes
  2. Introduction to Mind Mapping
  3. The Magic of Metadata
  4. Site Navigation and Structure
  5. Wireframing for SharePoint
  6. Complexity, Wickedness and Dialogue Mapping
  7. Business Process Mapping
  8. The Art of Creating Business Process Solutions
  9. Success with Search
  10. Governance, Adoption and Training
  11. Building Environments for Testing/Prototyping in the Cloud
  12. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430241775
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Ruven Gotz leads the Collaboration Practice in Canada at Avanade. As a SharePoint MVP, Yammer Certified Community Manager, highly-rated speaker and author with over 25 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past decade delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions and advising clients on collaboration, governance and other aspects of applying technology to enhance productivity. Ruven is a long-time contributor to the SharePoint community, co-founding the Toronto SharePoint Business Users Group and serving on the organizing committee for SharePoint Saturday Toronto and SharePoint Summit Toronto.

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Robert_Stark_ More than 1 year ago
The biggest failure for any SharePoint implementation is the failure in Information Architecture. Ruven nails it on the head with this book. It is an absolute must read for anyone trying to implement SharePoint! I've been preaching about IA for years now and this book has justified everything that I keep saying. Thank you Ruven for writing this.