From the category archives:

Governance

Too few people are talking about what it takes to manage and govern a successful CMS project and web platform.

So Happy Together
(Content Strategists and Project Managers are)

The dust has finally settled on “CMS Mythbuster May” -when we attended, and spoke at, CMS Expo, JBoye, and Confab. What a month! The CMS Myth team has had some time to relax and reflect on everything we learned, which was a lot. One theme I keep coming back to is how much, as a [...]

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Exploding Topic Pages

The JBoye event in Philadelphia is always one of my favorites. It’s a place where practitioners get together to talk about what’s really happening with digital strategy. An event short on schwag and vendor sales pitches and long on in-depth conversations and peer networking. I just got out of a session on Exploding Topic Pages [...]

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When good CMS projects go bad

Here’s the thing about web governance. Nobody likes to talk about web governance. Frankly, it can be a bit dry. I’ll give you that. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of hundred folks register for our webinar this Tuesday in partnership with Sitecore. The topic: Avoding Site Killers with Effective CMS [...]

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Content on All the Things: Responsive Design and Content Management Systems

Last year, at DrupalCon Chicago, the organizing team gave an update from the stage about the number of devices and attendees: the ratio between unique IP-address requesting devices to attendees was over 2:1 and approaching 3:1. The organizers asked, rhetorically: “Just how many devices do you guys need?” Clay Shirky, who’s keynote began right after [...]

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Avoiding content migration train wrecks

We’re back again with David Hobbs, author of the Website Migration Handbook. The first part of our conversation covered the fundamentals of website migration, but we pressed David to give us some of the gory details on migrations run amuck. Here’s the second half of our talk. OK David, let’s say that someone didn’t read [...]

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Tackling website migrations: An interview with David Hobbs

Website migrations are one of the most misunderstood and underestimated parts of a CMS project. Thankfully we have David Hobbs to help demystify the process. David is principle at David Hobbs Consulting, and a self described ‘Large Website Consultant’  helping clients get control of their website transformations, from strategy through implementation oversight. I met David many [...]

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What can millennials teach us about the future of content management?

I recently had the opportunity to spend time discussing content management systems with a group of millennial students at a large prestigious university. We are building a new CMS driven website for one of the institutions on campus, and the students will be regular content contributors. My objective was to determine their expectations for the [...]

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Clichés and the cost of content contributors

We recently kicked off the first phase of a project to migrate a massive web property from one CMS platform to another. The site, a publishing platform for a widely recognized codes and standards organization, houses dozens of unique content types and tens of thousands of individual content items. An important client stakeholder recently indicated [...]

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Rethinking Online Video Content Management

A couple of weeks ago CMS Myth attended the 2011 FutureM conference in Boston/Cambridge, MA. The event kicked off with a well attended Higher Ed panel moderated by none other than head CMS Mythbuster and ISITE Design Chief Strategy Officer, Jeff Cram. The official title of the panel was  “Beyond the University Website: The Future of [...]

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Internal CMS users matter (a lot)

I’m not sure what rock I’ve been hiding under, but it took a @McBoof retweet for me to discover Michael Kowalski’s blog on CMS and User Experience called CMSISH. I clearly need to get across the pond more often in my blog reading. Michael has some solid takes, including his most recent post, Hey, agile [...]

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