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Replacement CMS - Getting it right and getting the buy-in

Replacement CMS - Getting it right and getting the buy-in, plenary by Richard Brierton given at Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010, from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July 2010.

For further information see
http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/iwmw2010/talks/brierton/

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Replacement CMS - Getting it right and getting the buy-in

  1. 1. Replacement CMS“Getting it right and getting the buy-in”<br />Richard Brierton<br />The University of Sheffield<br />July 14th 2010<br />
  2. 2. E-mail: r.brierton@sheffield.ac.uk<br />Twitter: youlooklovely *<br />If you want to talk about me behind my back #iwmw10 #p8<br />*I never say anything interesting<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Where we are coming from...<br />Polopoly CMS since 2003<br />600 editors; 100,000 pages; 14,000 new pages per year<br />No longer running a supported product<br />Regular users are fine with it<br />Casual users are less-fine with it<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />4<br />
  5. 5. “I use CMS almost daily and it is incredibly slow and awkward to use.”<br />
  6. 6. “CMS is a catastrophe:the interface is clunky,slow, unattractive”<br />
  7. 7. “CMS. Please. It's shit. It's unbelievablybreathtakingly shit.”<br />
  8. 8. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Opportunity for change<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />9<br />
  10. 10. “Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.”<br />Despair.com – “Tradition”<br />http://despair.com/tradition.html<br />
  11. 11. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Communication<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />12<br />
  13. 13. “To be able to walk hundreds of miles a man must believe that something good awaits him at the end. He needs the prospect of a promised land.”<br />War and Peace – Leo TolstoyPage: 1217<br />
  14. 14. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />14<br />
  15. 15. If CMS is the answer, what is the question?<br />
  16. 16. Disobedient.<br />
  17. 17. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />17<br />
  18. 18. 7 Commandments<br />Keep the 90% in mind all the time<br />One voice - we are not a coalition <br />Training is cheap<br />Content is expensive<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />18<br />
  19. 19. ...<br />Editors will often best-guess when unsure<br />Avoid unnecessary flexibility<br />Most editors don’t care<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />19<br />
  20. 20. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />20<br />
  21. 21. The practical bit<br />Develop new CMS<br />Develop migration process<br />Mix of generated HTML, parsing content XML from old system, CouchDB, Polopoly import tools<br />Roll-out departments one-by-one<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />21<br />
  22. 22. 13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />22<br />
  23. 23. E-mail: r.brierton@sheffield.ac.uk<br />Twitter: youlooklovely<br />#iwmw10 #p8<br />13/07/2010<br />© The University of Sheffield<br />23<br />

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