Content Management System boundary conditions

Subject: Content Management System boundary conditions
From: karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 12:39:38 +0200

Hello all,
I am in the process of designing and choosing a future content management system for our 10,000 pages of user documentation.
My current and very early stage is defining the boundary conditions of my project. From there I will specify what we actually need in terms of:
- what we will use it for
- inputs
- who will use it
- ...and many more questions

Some of the conditions we are considering include:
- it should maybe work with the same ClearCase database that manages our product software
- how small to make each module/chunk/object (do we divide along chapters? sections?)
- how should it be structured? To look like the documents? To look like the product software structure?

These are very fun questions, and I'm enjoying this task a lot.

What important questions have I missed? What decisions have you all made? What pitfalls have you encountered? What recommendations do you have?

Karen Otto
karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com

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