Many of my peers in the intranet industry will openly tell you that your intranet is not a project. However, very few actually say what your intranet is if it isn’t a project. For my part I see your intranet sitting somewhere between a continuous programme of work and a business as usual tool. which ramps up on resources in project phases during your lifecycle, particularly in the build up to launch.
Depending on your business and resources those involved can vary greatly but there are usually at least one one and often a couple of constant people who are involved throughout, they may manage the intranet or be a primary stakeholder and in today’s blog, if that constant is you, I want to change or affirm the way you feel about your intranet and its growth; your intranet is more than a piece of intranet software, it is like having a child and so I want to discuss how you can be a good parent of that intranet child.
In conjunction with my lightening talk at Intranet Now on Tuesday 2nd September I want to look at the phases of your intranets growth and how thinking of it as a parent will help you to make it a success. Please join in the conversation on Twitter via the hashtag #intranetparent
As with children, some would argue the most fun is in the making.
You will have aspirations and objectives for your intranet with lots of excitement about how it might turn out but also an element of fear in case it does not meet the objectives you have.
Will you have the budget available to achieve what you want to do for example?