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What Every Intranet Team Should Know Paperback – 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Step Two Designs (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980813115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980813111
  • ASIN: B005OEFXHM
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you're new to leading the design, development, and/or management of an Intranet, I strongly suggest you begin by picking up a copy of James Robertson's first book, "What every intranet team should know." It's a solid primer on the topic and will help you orient to the basics and the challenge(s) in front of you.

Sharing further, here is my review of Robertson's more recent book called "Designing Intranets".

Intranets are complicated. And most of the complexity is hidden from view. Organizational, technical, business process, and stakeholder (political) complexity makes Intranet design work hard hard hard. It's only when you try to redesign or re-architect an Intranet does the true nature of this complexity start to become apparent.

Slicing through the confusion of how to develop a winning Intranet strategy and execute it with precision is what Designing Intranets is all about. In James Robertson's characteristic clarity, his book breaks down the elements of creating sites that work into understandable and digestible pieces, and presents them in a logical, top-down fashion.

Take if from somebody who has the battle scars of leading the redesign of DreamWorks Animation's Intranet, this book is your new best friend because it gives you a safe place to begin thinking about what you need to do, and how you need to go about doing it.

I wish I'd had both of these books prior to hiring on at DreamWorks Animation. Both are worth the investment. I recommend them unconditionally.
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I'm an intranet strategy consultant and have a client (global company, UK headquartered, 20,00 employees) whose top executive manager read this book on a plane trip.
He came back to the workshop I facilitated a month later totally convinced of the value of intranets.
Although this book was written for intranet teams, it seems to serve a general purpose of communicating intranet value to management.
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"What every intranet team should know" is beautiful book - it's beautifully printed, t's easy to read, it's got easy-to-engage-with pictures and diagrams throughout, and the content itself is good. It's the sort of book that you buy and give to others who don't know what you do in the Intranet world ... whether they are your manager or spouse. It provides a concise overview of the role of the intranet, the intranet team, and the various activities that go into making the intranet valuable. For all of these reasons, the book is a great and highly recommended addition to your intranet bookshelf, or to the justification within your firm about what you do.

On page 34, James talks about the "traditional intranet" being heavy on a content and communication focus, whereas the business-focused intranet adds greater attention to collaboration and activity. While James advocates these third and fourth purposes of the intranet in chapter 2 (the four purposes of the intranet), I think that the remaining chapters make a more solid contribution to purposes 1 (content) and 2 (communication). Eg, there's a chapter on delivering great content (from p.67) that focuses on purpose 1, and another chapter on planning intranet improvements (from p.89) focused in the same place. Thus in my view, the book raises the prospect of a greater role for collaboration and activity on the intranet, but doesn't give them as much space and focus as the two fundamental purposes.

Michael Sampson
Collaboration Strategist
Author, Collaboration Roadmap, User Adoption Strategies, SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration, and Seamless Teamwork
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James Roberston makes a bold claim in the title of his book. The good news it is all true. I've been working as 'web professional' since the late 90's and this is probably the best resource around for intranet managers. I've used the strategy at the core of the book and it works.
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