Filed under: Intranets
Let’s face it, intranet redesigns take a lot of work, for everyone involved. Major tasks include:
- restructuring and reskinning the site
- migrating and rewriting content
- implementing new technology
- retraining authors
- relaunching the site
This takes a lot of time, anywhere from 6-18 months, as discussed in the article How long are intranet projects? By the end of the project, everyone is exhausted, and relieved to return to ‘business as usual’.
The problem, however, is that redesigns can never solve all intranet problems or needs. There is also the very real danger that the intranet starts to slide again back into disrepair. Before you know it, the intranet is a mess and another major redesign is required.
[June article by James Robertson, read the full article]