Category Archives: "Strategic Intranet"

Anatomy of a Modern SharePoint Intranet
This infographic was created to help frame and organize your intranet content, architecture and planning.  The goal is to help you quickly create the best strategy for your Intranet. The concepts outlined are based on deep analysis of over 100 award-winning Intranet sites.  They are applicable [...]
Ways you can use our standard Intranet Architecture Template
A quick run-down of all the ways you can use our standard Intranet architecture template to add value to your project. Validate your planned architecture Quickly fix a mess Kick-Start discussions Content Checklist Improve decision quality Reduce Conflict Content audit [...]
Strategic Approaches for Today’s Intranet
Considerations for your Intranet Strategy Many things are important to consider when building your Intranet strategy.  A few of the primary drivers include the size and makeup of the project team, and the general approach you'll take to develop the Intranet.  These two decisions will drive [...]
The Intranet Project Process is Broken
Today's Broken Process Encourages Wickedness Expectations are ever increasing, businesses need faster, better and cheaper.  But the process followed for our intranet projects can't keep up, it is unsustainable.  Organizations need a great intranet, but they simply can't commit the level of [...]
Businesses are Lost in an Intranet Complexity Maze
The technology is complex, with many layers to understand. SharePoint is a flexible, deep and wide technology that has a lot of parts. Office 365 keeps growing and offering more and better services. It isn’t always clear how they fit together.  Our Intranet strategy has a lot of ground to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kill the Business Requirement, Long Live Culture
Culture is a large part of every tech implementation. I dislike the term “business requirement”, it is overused, and doesn’t have the right meaning anymore. What it is really about is CULTURE; what can the culture accept, and what is the culture willing to change. In the technology [...]
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