Seth Early, from Early & Associates, wrote an interesting article about the purpose and use of a Reference Information Architecture. He then describes, in part, additional information architecture steps required to ultimately derive a physical SharePoint implementation model; content model, site structures and navigation elements.
One area Seth touches on this article is the need to focus on user processes first and foremost. I am currently writing quite a bit about this topic myself. For example, I often see contributor and consumer process/contextual requirements bundled in to a single list or library. There are times when this can be accomplished with success. However, more often I find this to not be the case; contributors may be pleased with the solution but consumer contextual needs are not met. Or worse, the administration of content, such as security, is too complex.
I am looking forward to reading more from Seth and having the opportunity to complete the articles I am writing about this topic.
Read Seth’s Complete Article Here – Steps Toward a SharePoint Reference Information Architecture
Thank you again Seth for more great work!