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Mind Manager Helps Tame your Intranet

Is it a flowchart or a database? its both! Manage your project more effectively. Produce status reports from your architecture mapsTrack future items in an organized “parking lot”Add date stamps and notes on the flyUse alternative views of our plan to uncover hidden gotchasUse icons, [...]
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Intranets are Wicked Problems

A wicked problem is a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Wikipedia, December 2018     An Introduction to Wicked Problems I was introduced to the [...]
SharePoint look book

SharePoint Look Book

A nice resource Microsoft has put together to showcase page designs and layouts for Intranets. The designs are great idea starters. If you're unfamiliar with how good SharePoint can look, using all the new capabilities, this will give you a good foothold. It is a handy tool for a PM to [...]
Intranet research reports

Nielsen Norman Reports on Intranets

The Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) publishes a variety of research reports on Intranet design and usability. They are the gold standard for info and stats on intranet design and user behavior. Each year NNG analyzes hundreds of intranets and judges the best of the year. They publish a design [...]
View other company's intranets

Portal Examples – Large Corporations

This is a good-sized collection of Intranet screen shots. For the most part they are large corporations with established teams committed to their intranet initiatives--big companies, with big intranets, and a big team to support it. Notes: Dynamic portals with capabilities well beyond a [...]
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Inside My Toolbox

I'm starting to collect and share all of the frequently used sources and favorite tools that I use. I think of it as my published Favorites list. As an example, This morning I found a nice little post by a fellow in Norway, that is a quick reference on how to find the GUID of any column for any [...]