Practical SharePoint Information Architecture

A session at SharePoint Saturday Austin

Saturday 2nd March, 2013

1:00pm to 2:00pm (CST)

This high-level overview touches on the tools and techniques that have made me a successful SharePoint Information Architect and Business Analyst.

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 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. You will learn how to educate your users on what metadata is and why it is important so that you can build SharePoint 2010 solutions that exceed the expectations of your users.

You will see demonstrations of the tools that I use 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.

About the speaker

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Ruven Gotz

SharePoint MVP. Director, Collaboration Solutions at Avanade. Author & speaker at many SP events. All opinions are my own and do not represent my employer. bio from Twitter

Ruven Gotz is a Director with Avanade, Microsoft’s Global Partner. As a Microsoft SharePoint MVP with over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past nine years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems. Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business. He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.
Ruven recently authored “Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture” (Apress)
Ruven lives in Toronto, Canada. On Tuesday nights in the summer, you’ll find him racing his 24’ sailboat ‘In the Groove’
Ruven’s blog is at http://spinsiders.com/ruveng and you can follow him on Twitter at @RuvenG.

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Time 1:00pm2:00pm CST

Date Sat 2nd March 2013


Main Lounge, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

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