DIY SharePoint Intranet Architecture Report Kit

Straightening the Intranet Architecture and Navigation Maze

Tablet with intranet architecture report and computer screen with architecture diagram
converging circles of perspectives and navigation models

A Single 360° View

5 levels of Navigation
4 Perspectives


All essential intranet features
and the architecture to deliver them*

* Scope is CORE phase as outlined in the Overview report.


Table of Contents:

  • Welcome
  • Reminders – The Overview Report
    • Intranets are wicked problems
    • CORE, COMMON & UNIQUE phases
    • Vision & Tenets
    • Simplified process of the standard approach
    • Implementation staging
  • Items we used to worry about
    • Search
    • Aggregating news
    • Navigation to all sites
    • People profiles
    • Video
    • Polls & surveys
  • A strictly modern intranet
  • Gaps in modern calendar functionality
  • Gaps in hierarchical view of pages
  • Clarifying the view through 4 perspectives
  • Navigation model
    • 5 levels of navigation
    •  Tenant
    • SharePoint Home
    • Hub Site
    • Site
    • Page
  • User experience model
    • Primary user experience elements of home page
    • Diagram of home page content
      • Detailed review of each element
      • Content Promotion
    • News & Events
    • Microsites
    • Knowledgebase
  • Technical model
    • SharePoint setup and configuration
    • Intranet services chart
    • Site Summaries matrix
  • Topic organization model
    • 9 primary topics for knowledgebase organization
  • Mind Manager helps tame your intranet
  • Orientation to the files included in this kit
  • Map elements
    • Technical & user experience maps
    • Map tags
    • Linked related items
    • Item notes
  • Personalizing for your business
    • The process
    • Example personalization
    • All-in model
    • Topic depth drivers
    • Moving the map to reality
  • The architecture files
    • Details for each file
      • File name & type
      • Description
      • Map wayfinding
    • Full intranet ecosystem
    • Knowledgebase topic map
    • Collaboration team sites – future phase
    • Provisioning & Permissions
    • List Guidance
    • Quick index map
  • Next steps
  • The agile approach (lite)

Files Included:

Intranet Architecture Diagrams

More than 100 information-packed pages connecting the big picture to all the little details

A detailed diagram of the complete ecosystem and a separate diagram of knowledgebase wiki topics.

Three additional diagrams providing more detail, helping you stay organized, secure and efficiently manage your intranet project.

Custom list guidance spreadsheet with column-by-column configuration plus screen captures of formatted lists.

Achieve intuitive navigation for your modern integrated SharePoint intranet.

Navigation detailed from all five levels: Tenant, SharePoint, Hub, Site & Page.

360° View of Essential Intranet Features

Standardized architecture delivered as map/diagram of over 500 items

Guiding you through all of the CORE phase components of your SharePoint ecosystem.

Architecture is clarified through 4 perspectives:

  1. User Experience
  2. Navigation
  3. Topic Organization
  4. Technical

You’ll have a 360° view of essential intranet features and the  architecture needed to deliver them.

Technical Guidance for all Components

SharePoint setup and configuration

Structure to optimize intranet ecosystem administration.

Packed full of information with many detailed examples.

Step-by-step walk through.

How to use the kit of diagrams to connect the technical components to a great user experience.


  • All 5 levels of navigation
  • Home page content and structure framework
  • News & Content pages framework
  • Internal operations wiki home page
  • Section lead pages
  • Web Part configuration
  • Transitional and permanent content
  • Personalizing the diagrams for your business
  • Screen Captures


  • An all-in model extracted from the analysis of over 100 award-winning Intranets
  • Over 800 diagram items
  • Topic organization for your internal operations wiki
  • Managing transitional content with Microsites
  • Libraries, Lists and Views configuration, recommendations and view examples
  • Recommendations for naming & tagging
  • All diagram items are tagged for easy filtering
  • Related items are linked
  • Extensive item notes and examples
  • Steps to personalize the standard map for your organization
  • SharePoint updates and emerging features
  • Holding bin for future phase items
  • Provisioning and permission gotchas


  • Maximize flexibility through metadata
  • Leverage powerful microsites
  • Hub site memberships
  • Administrative content to preserve a healthy intranet
  • Administrative Lists & Libraries, plus their configuration
  • List formatting JSON for better looking lists
  • Leveraging features of the SharePoint Home
  • Office 365 features outside SharePoint: Delve, PowerApps, Flow, Forms, Stream and Bing
  • Essential content lists that everyone needs: FAQs | Locations | Technology Service Issues Alerts | Committees, Projects & Communities | IT Service Catalog

Architecture Report Pricing

  • Individual

  • $1,200

  • 40% Discount
  • Only You
  • Organization Plus

  • $3,000

  • Base price + 50% consultant access fee
  • Purchasing Company plus the Consultants engaged on their Intranet project.
  • Consultant Organization

  • $3,000

  • Base price + 50% consultant access fee
  • 1 Consultant Organization plus 1 Client Engagement