I was asked to provide a service message from the SharePoint "expert community" and warn attendees of the risks/dangers of failing to plan for metadata and taxonomy. This is a logical scenario. All based on real life. Really.
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My BackgroundChristian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism at Axceler• Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server• Most recently at Microsoft, part of the Microsoft Managed Services team (now Office365-Dedicated) and then Advertising Operations• Prior to Microsoft, was a senior consultant, working in the software, supply chain, and grid technology spaces focusing on collaboration• Co-founded and sold a collaboration software company to Rational Software. At another startup (E2open), helped design, build, and deploy a SharePoint-like collaboration platform (Collaboration Manager), onboarding numerous high-tech manufacturing companies, including Hitachi, Matsushita, and Seagate• Co-authored ‘Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Real-World Projects’ (MS Press, March 2012) and 3 books on software configuration management.• Twitter: @buckleyplanet Blog: buckleyplanet.com Email: email@example.com
An excerpt from the forthcoming* book: Building Automated SharePoint Metadata Architectural Taxonomies for Synergistic Information Architecture Collaborative Group Governance Organizations with Powershell By Christian Buckley and Michal Pisarek *not a real book, folks
1. When you don’t have a plan formetadata, it impacts the quality ofyour taxonomy
2. When your taxonomy is weak, itimpacts your overall informationarchitecture
3. When you don’t have a plan formetadata, it also impacts your abilityto utilize the full potential of social
4. A weak information architectureimpacts your ability to properlygovern your environment
5. Without propergovernance, you open up yourenvironment to site sprawl
6. If you allow site sprawl to takehold, people begin to undervaluetheir roles, and the value of theplatform within the company
7. When people undervalue thevalue of the platform, they begin toquestion other decisions beingmade by the management team
8. When people questionmanagement, a general feeling ofapathy and corporate malaise beginsto fester
9. When people start not caringabout work, they tend to call in sickor avoid any real accountability
10. As worker productivityslides, management looks for otheropportunities to automate and drivedown costs and increaseproductivity
11. In the search for increasedproductivity, management will beginreplacing basic functions withcomplex systems, including robotics
12. As the robots improveproductivity and increaseoutput, management spends moreto build even bigger and betterrobots
13. As the robots increase inintelligence and capability, they thenbegin creating their own kind
14. As the robots slowly takeover, humans begin to revolt andfight back against the machines
15. Just as the humans begin to turnthe tide, that’s when the aliensattack
16. Unlike the movie War of theWorlds (with Tom Cruise), the alienshave been living among us for manyyears (Tom most likely one ofthem), adapting to our biologicalecosystem
17. After several more hundredyears, the aliens will use up all of ournatural resources, and depart fromearth, leaving us with a damagedshell of a planet
18. As humans begin to sort throughthe alien and robot trash that covers90% of our planet, they create abasic form of government for thefew who remain
19. The new government stringstogether from the wreckage a fewold computer systems in an effort tobetter catalog remaining suppliesand coordinate with remote humanoutposts
20. The first order of business ofthis new system?