Microsoft MVP, Ruven Gotz, is a Senior SharePoint Consultant with Navantis, a Toronto-based consulting group. Ruven recently presented a session titled “Taxonomy, Content Types, Metadata, OH MY!” at the 2012 SHARE Conference in Atlanta. Stephanie Donahue and MYSP.TV sat down with him to discuss his thoughts on the business analysis side to SharePoint.
In this video, Ruven talks about the importance of using visual tools like mind mapping to build a model of the SharePoint taxonomy with the stakeholders. Check it out!
Also, Ruven has recently been published. His book, “Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture“, is a guide and tool set 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.