Getting your specs in a row: Your role in CMS selection

A session at Confab Higher Ed 2014

Friday 14th November, 2014

11:10am to 12:10pm (EST)

Your college is getting a new CMS and they want your input. Best day ever!

But here’s the thing: Most large, modern CMSes have hugely overlapping feature sets. Vendors will take one look at any list of feature requirements and tell you that their system can handle all of them with its eyes closed. So when making your recommendations, nuance is critical.

The good news? You don’t need to be a CMS expert to give meaningful input. You DO need to know how to identify your key content management needs and communicate them to decision-makers in an effective way.

In this talk, you'll learn:

  • An understanding of the relationship between content strategy and CMS selection
  • Methods for identifying and prioritising CMS requirements
  • A simple, usable template for capturing CMS requirements—one that both you and your solution architects will love

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Kerry-Anne Gilowey

Content Strategy Consultant, Independent

Kerry-Anne lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where she spends her days consulting to companies about content strategy, and her nights learning French, playing drums, listening to Pearl Jam, and — let’s be honest — watching animal videos on the internet.

She’s spoken at several UX and content strategy conferences in the US and UK, and in 2012, she hosted the international Content Strategy Forum in her hometown.

Kerry-Anne has been working as a content strategist since 2009. Although she still loves a good content audit or style guide, she’s becoming increasingly fascinated with the intangible parts of the work — the politics, the constraints, the workflow, the people.

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Time 11:10am12:10pm EST

Date Fri 14th November 2014

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