Culminating Project Title
Information Architecture and Content Taxonomy Assessment for a Fortune 500 Financial Services Corporation
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Dr. Ben R. Baliga
Dr. Hiral Shah
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Information Architecture, Content Taxonomy
Many organizations are just starting to recognize that metadata can form the cornerstone of a dramatically more effective Enterprise Content Management Initiative. Therefore, as a part of rationalizing its technology landscape, the Financial Corporation has embarked on an information architecture assessment project to define their current taxonomy and metadata landscape in the scope of the Enterprise Content Management software, which they had implemented a few years back. The key objective of the ‘Information Architecture and Content Taxonomy Project’ is to define the AS-IS taxonomy and AS-IS Metadata frameworks of the organization so that an assessment can be made on the present state. Also, the scope of the project includes discovering and optimizing their current taxonomy and metadata framework to a new TO-BE Metadata and TO-BE Taxonomy framework that will enable the effective use of their content management systems using the same software. The Assessment Project was done by requirement gathering and understanding the content centric pain areas. The requirement gathering tools, which were used, were walkthrough sessions, interviews with key stakeholders including business users and interactive sessions with technology partners.
Dhar, Sahil, "Information Architecture and Content Taxonomy Assessment for a Fortune 500 Financial Services Corporation" (2016). Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 41.