Wednesday, January 25, 2006

One more day to go!

Well it's that time!

One more day to go, things are coming together but it's getting a wee bit frantic.

We knew that all the separate parts were going to be bolted together at the end but didn't bargain for quite so much to be done in the last week (along with people unexpectedly being off etc).

So we're plowing through it.

We still have some application styling to do and some things will be sorted out later.

It's not absolutely essential to get everything perfect right now because we are doing a phased release and know that there are going to be regular updates to the site.

First things to do once we've launched this phase (on Friday, yikes!) is review the tidying up that needs to be done and then plan for allowing people to update the content themselves.

This will start with the news... the news publsihing system we've designed and built will allow the Marketing department to upload Company news for publication at a later date which will dramatically improve the editorial process... we hope!

Then we have some departmental sites to prepare for people to put up things for their own department alone.

Following that we have the next 3 major sections to deliver:

  • The Company
  • Using Resources
  • Arranging Work
The last 2 still need a lot of development! Using Resources contains a lot of content which needs to be developed. Arranging Work has a lot of information which is supplied by different departments and inter-departmental groups. We need to plan this section carefully so that the information is well structured and caters for all needs.

So there's a lot of work still to do but the 1st major bulk of it is (almost) done at least!

We're anticipating that the build and release will generate some enthusiasm and thought about what can go on the Intranet that isn't there so as soon as it's released we expect it to need to change!

Oh what a thought right now!

Oh well, one thing at a time!


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