Always get the basics right

As BT’s intranet has developed over the past 15 years I have seen many different ways of publishing content and various ways of designing and structuring a page to show the content.

But there have always been a few key basic principles which don’t change.

I’m reminded of these as I review SharePoint 2010’s capabilities with its different terms and ways of publishing and managing different types of content.

Here are my basic principles for a successful intranet:

  1. Intranet strategy aligned to the organisation’s strategy
  2. Intranet plan agreed with key stakeholders, implemented and reviewed
  3. Intranet standards that meet business, legal and user needs
  4. Intranet governance that reflects the organisation’s culture

If you have got these right then it makes any other changes so much easier to manage and achieve.

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