Integrated Consulting and Training on Findability

integrated-findability-wordleThis program combines Information Architected’s consulting practice and training programs on Search, Taxonomy and Information Architecture.

We work with your team to explore every angle of Findability, Search,Taxonomy and Information Architecture,  from:

  • Business impact to technology challenges
  • Deployment alternatives to compliance issues
  • Technology alternatives to cultural readiness

…all within the specific context of your organization.

Analysis, Consulting, Training - the Information Architected feedback loop

Multiple methodologies and tools for establishing the need for search and taxonomy and developing a solution design for Information Architecture and Findability in your organization  are introduced.

You and your team will explore Information Architecture, Taxonomy and Search from many angles including technology alternatives and business strategies.

The potential relationship of search and taxonomy to business intelligence, user behavior, knowledge sharing, e-discovery and work sharing are examined, with a focus on how to design and construct an Information Architecture that includes a effective taxonomy design integrated with search.  A methodology for establishing the need for and solution design are used as the background to this program.

Beyond Academic Theory – Based in Reality

All of Information Architected’s education programs including the Findability, Search and Taxonomy course are developed by Information Architected’s principals, based on years of experience and research.

During a class on Information Architecture and Taxonomy, Dan added delightful perspectives from his incredibly diverse knowledge to help illustrate the classic techniques and lighten the rather dry science of IA. In the classes and workshops I learned that formality and formula are a first step and beyond that it is about context and connecting ideas. The experience has helped me in several ECM, information management, and data governance projects. Since the class I’ve followed Dan’s blogs and podcasts that prove he is a master at connecting the science to the art, and knows how to get to the heart of managing enterprise content and knowledge. – Jeffrey Weiss, Senior Technology Consultant, Russell Investments

Carl has a unique talent and instinct when it comes to identifying where the next technology trend will emerge – beginning with the imaging industry years ago and the early analysis and reporting of Web 2.0 most recently. His advice is both strategic and tactical and always honest. We have worked together in several of the IT software and services companies where I have been employed, and I truly appreciate his guidance and thoughtfulness no matter the size and scope of the project. – Kristine Jacobson, VP Marketing, Surety

Information Architected’s Integrated Consulting and Training Model

Information Architected's Integrated Consultative Training

Modular Learning /Customized Training

This program is designed in a modular fashion to allow customization based on your specific needs.

The process begins with a survey and pre-training workshop in which Information Architected becomes intimate with your organization’s goals and objectives, current and planned projects, current level of understanding and experience with technology and practices.

Based on this input, we create a customized program that is a blend of education, exercises and workshops to move your projects closer to their goals and objectives, while simultaneously establishing a common level of understanding and competency in Information Architecture, search and taxonomy in your organization.

Tailored for Your Team

The program is applicable to an individual or team in the throes of an Information Architecture, taxonomy and/or search project, as well as the novice beginning an education in these critical components of ECM.

Potential Topics Covered Include:

Key Concepts & Functionality

  • Information Architecture
  • Meta Tagging
  • Taxonomy
  • Ontology
  • Topic Maps / Topic Trees
  • Classification & Categorization
  • Controlled Vocabularies
  • Thesaurus
  • Synonym Rings

Business Drivers & Justifying Your Information Architecture

  • Information Architecture
    • The Basic Components of Information Architecture
    • Building a Taxonomy Within the Information Architecture
    • Defining Search and Discovery Metaphors
    • Integrating Search and Taxonomy
  • Building Multiple Information Architectures
    • User Perspectives
    • IT Perspectives
  • Executing Research and Building a Strategy
    • Content, Community and Context
    • Tools and Techniques
    • Assessing Information Seeking Behaviors and Patterns
    • Organizational Schemes and Organizational Structures
    • Challenges of Metadata
  • Building a Information Governance Document
    • Basic Constructs
    • Purpose and Value
    • Beyond Training and Awareness Towards Compliance
  • Technology Alternatives
    • Auto Tagging
    • Taxonomy Generation
    • Maintenance
    • Semantic Analysis
    • Justifying Technology vs. Manual Approaches
    • A Hybrid Approach
  • Design Approaches
    • Developing Customized Taxonomies
    • Designing Work Group and Enterprise Metadata Schemas
    • Separating Taxonomy Structure from the User interface
    • Providing New Business Models Through the Information Architecture
    • Diagnosing Common interface Failures
  • Defining the Role of the Information Architect
    • Assembling the “Dream Team”
  • Understanding and Leveraging Industry Standards and best Practices

7 Interactive Exercises that Get You Applying the Skills You Learn Right Away

  • Defining Business Goals Behind Your Information Architecture
  • Defining Your Audience and Communication Strategy
  • Determining Technology Requirements
  • Taxonomy Construction
  • Taxonomy Refinement
  • Building a Governance Document
  • Strategic GAP Analysis

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