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Intranets 2001 Pre-Conference Workshops

You may also register for any of the Extranets 2001 Pre-Conference Workshops. Session topics are subject to change.

Saturday, April 28, 2001: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

CONTENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, SYSTEMS & INFORMATION PORTALS (Repeat: Sunday AM)
Speaker: Howard McQueen, Founder & CEO, McQueen Consulting

This workshop sets the framework for understanding information portals that provide content management features necessary to tame out-of-control Intranets. We will look at the components of portals, including: integration of heterogeneous information sources, categorization scheme and engine, search engine support for structured and unstructured data, end-user publishing and metadata management, content personalization, collaboration and knowledge-sharing functions, user-defined display and alerting functions. Key portal products will be identified and cost estimates to implement and maintain an information portal will be provided. About Howard McQueen

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn about critical components of a content management solution
  • Identify methods and strategies for enabling and improving content contribution
  • Learn how internal and external content can be normalized and integrated into an information portal


INTEGRATING EXTERNAL CONTENT
Speaker: Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus, Ltd.

This workshop will address the evaluation, acquisition and management of external Intranet content including news feeds, business information and electronic journals. Among the topics covered will be pricing models, and contract terms. The intranet-ready product packages offered by all the leading US and European vendors and integrators will be reviewed and compared. About Martin White

Attendee ROI:

  • Develop a vendor short-list
  • Appreciate technical, legal and commercial issues
  • Negotiate win-win agreements

Delegates will receive a copy of a directory of these services prepared by Intranet Focus Ltd. as well as a full set of notes and checklists.


DATA MINING (Repeat: Sunday AM)
Speaker: Elizabeth D. Liddy, Director, Center for Natural Language Processing, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies

Data mining utilizes a range of computational techniques to unearth meaningful patterns and trends in massive volumes of digital data. Using statistical, linguistic, machine-learning, and visualization, Data mining can be your organization's major strategic weapon in leveraging its internal intellectual assets as well as exploiting information about the external world, including your competitors. About Elizabeth Liddy

Attendee ROI:

  • Understand which real-world business problems data mining can address
  • Learn how to evaluate and select from a range of data mining techniques
  • Become familiar with several different top data mining software solutions


TOOLS FOR IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION ARCHITECTURES (Repeat: Sunday AM)
Speaker 1: Karl Fast, Technology Assessment Specialist, Argus Associates, Inc.
Speaker 2: Peter Morville, Chief Executive Officer, Argus Associates, Inc.

Selecting tools for implementing an information architecture is difficult. This workshop will make that job easier by providing practical advice for selecting and implementing information architecture related technologies such as search engines, content management systems, classification engines and more. This is a non-technical session for information architects and Intranet managers needing to move an information architecture from the drawing board to the Intranet, or improve the implementation of an existing architecture. About Karl Fast, About Peter Morville

Attendee ROI:

  • Discover which technologies support information architecture best
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of selected tools from an information architecture perspective
  • Learn strategies for selecting tools that support your information architecture, and how to avoid tools that don't


Sunday, April 29, 2001: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CONTENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, SYSTEMS & INFORMATION PORTALS (Repeat: Saturday PM)
Speaker: Howard McQueen, Founder & CEO, McQueen Consulting

This workshop sets the framework for understanding information portals that provide content management features necessary to tame out-of-control Intranets. We will look at the components of portals, including: integration of heterogeneous information sources, categorization scheme and engine, search engine support for structured and unstructured data, end-user publishing and metadata management, content personalization, collaboration and knowledge-sharing functions, user-defined display and alerting functions. Key portal products will be identified and cost estimates to implement and maintain an information portal will be provided. About Howard McQueen

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn about critical components of a content management solution
  • Identify methods and strategies for enabling and improving content contribution
  • Learn how internal and external content can be normalized and integrated into an information portal


AN ANALYSIS APPROACH FOR WEB-BASED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Speaker: Tamara Orth, Sr. Software Project Management & Planning Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories

Our goal is to deliver high quality web-based business solutions to our customers. This is achieved by conducting good business analysis that leads to making better architecture, design, and construction decisions. We need to discover what the user does and then build solutions to enable or facilitate the performance of their task. We must document the business functions that the web application should support in the users' language and from their perspective. About Tamara Orth

Attendee ROI:

In this workshop with hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • Learn new approaches that can be used to answer and document the following six questions for developing web-based systems: Why, Who, How, When, Where & What
  • Learn how to present and manage analysis artifacts via the web
  • Discover several techniques that help complete the business analysis for developing software


DATA MINING (Repeat: Saturday PM)
Speaker: Elizabeth D. Liddy, Director, Center for Natural Language Processing, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies

Data mining utilizes a range of computational techniques to unearth meaningful patterns and trends in massive volumes of digital data. Using statistical, linguistic, machine-learning, and visualization, Data mining can be your organization's major strategic weapon in leveraging its internal intellectual assets as well as exploiting information about the external world, including your competitors. About Elizabeth Liddy

Attendee ROI:

  • Understand which real-world business problems data mining can address
  • Gain the ability to evaluate and select from a range of data mining techniques
  • Become familiar with several different top data mining software solutions


WEB SITES THAT WORK... DESIGNING WITH YOUR EYES OPEN (Repeat: Sunday PM)
Speaker 1: Matthew Klee, Consultant, User Interface Engineering
Speaker 2: Christine Perfetti, Consultant, User Interface Engineering

Based on what User Interface Engineering has learned from testing web sites (Internet, Intranets and Extranets), this seminar will share some of their latest research on what makes a web site work. About Matthew Klee About Christine Perfetti

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn how to use levels of information, grouping, structured lists, and other techniques to design a site that helps users find and understand important information -- no matter how much content confronts them on the site


INTRANET PROJECT MANAGEMENT – WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAD LEARNED IN SCHOOL BUT DIDN'T
Speaker: Darlene Fichter, President, Northern Lights Internet Solutions, Ltd.

Are you "it" – suddenly in charge of an Intranet project? Is your background in Communications, Human Resources, or Information Science? This workshop provides practical advice on running an Intranet project for non-technical managers. It covers everything from project planning and specifications, to staff skills and roles to testing and deployment. About Darlene Fichter

Attendee ROI:

  • Take home some best practices and planning methods that work
  • Save time and energy by learning how to avoid some common pitfalls
  • "Understand the talk" – learn to deconstruct some of the "geek speak" and "hype"


TOOLS FOR IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION ARCHITECTURES (Repeat: Saturday PM)
Speaker 1: Karl Fast, Technology Assessment Specialist, Argus Associates, Inc.
Speaker 2: Peter Morville, Chief Executive Officer, Argus Associates, Inc.

Selecting tools for implementing an information architecture is difficult. This workshop will make that job easier by providing practical advice for selecting and implementing information architecture related technologies such as search engines, content management systems, classification engines and more. This is a non-technical session for information architects and Intranet managers needing to move an information architecture from the drawing board to the Intranet, or improve the implementation of an existing architecture. About Karl Fast, About Peter Morville

Attendee ROI:

  • Discover which technologies support information architecture best
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of selected tools from an information architecture perspective
  • Learn strategies for selecting tools that support your information architecture, and how to avoid tools that don't


Sunday, April 29, 2001: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

MANAGING MULTI-NATIONAL INTRANETS
Speaker: Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus, Ltd.

This workshop will offer solutions to the issues that arise in deploying Intranets on multi-national basis, both from scratch and from the integration of existing Intranets. Among the topics that will be covered will be the establishment and management of virtual teams, the impact of multiple national languages and operational cultures, the design of expertise databases and deployment strategies. About Martin White

Attendee ROI:

This workshop wil enable Intranet Managers to:

  • Assess the merits of centralized vs. decentralized deployment
  • Manage multi-lingual and multi-cultural Intranets
  • Evaluate search engine and translation technologies

Delegates will receive a full set of notes, listing web resources, books and periodical articles.


USABILITY TESTING ON A SHOESTRING
Speaker: Darlene Fichter, President, Northern Lights Internet Solutions, Ltd.

Do you want to make your site more usable but don't know where to start or simply haven't found the time? This workshop will give you a jump-start on usability and describe tests and techniques that you can immediately put to use when you are short on time and money. About Darlene Fichter

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn how to conduct tests like cognitive walk-throughs and task based testing
  • Gain experience – try out some techniques during the workshop
  • Learn when to use a particular test


DYNAMIC CONTENT CREATION FEATURING COLD FUSION
Speaker: Peter Kelley, Intranet Manager, Faegre & Benson, LLP

Personalization, content management, database connectivity. Today's dynamic Intranets require all of these and more, but how do you accomplish them with limited time and budget? Allaire Corporation's Cold Fusion provides an easy to learn, cost effective solution that allows you to quickly add features and power to your Intranet site. About Peter Kelley

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn how to develop dynamic Intranet sites without advanced programming skills
  • Learn the basic syntax of Cold Fusion Markup Language
  • Learn how to evaluate options for dynamic web development (Cold Fusion, ASP, PHP, etc.)


WEB SITES THAT WORK... DESIGNING WITH YOUR EYES OPEN (Repeat: Sunday AM)
Speaker 1: Matthew Klee, Consultant, User Interface Engineering
Speaker 2: Christine Perfetti, Consultant, User Interface Engineering

Based on what User Interface Engineering has learned from testing web sites (Internet, Intranets and Extranets), this seminar will share some of their latest research on what makes a web site work. About Matthew Klee, About Christine Perfetti

Attendee ROI:

  • Learn how to use levels of information, grouping, structured lists, and other techniques to design a site that helps users find and understand important information -- no matter how much content confronts them on the site

You may also register for any of the Extranets 2001 Pre-Conference Workshops.


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