Lauren Parker 31 October 2013 2 min read

How do you prioritise your intranet project?

When introducing an intranet to an organisation, it can be very tempting to get a little carried away with regards to what you want to implement right away, especially when you’ve got lots of ideas.

When companies come to me saying they want big applications such as Expenses, E-learning or a CRM immediately, I advise them to take a step back and break the project down into manageable chunks.

The best thing to do is prioritise your intranet content based on its potential Return on Investment (ROI) and business need. We tend to work with clients to assess what can realistically be implemented at each phase with what we refer to as an Affinity Analysis.

Affinity Analysis

Working with a client, we’ll take items of content, write them on post-it notes and place them on a graph based on level of priority and the timescales within which they need to be implemented. During this process we’ll discuss realistic timeframes and which applications will offer them quick wins during the project’s first phase.

By focussing on the most pressing areas first, you’ll be able to deliver a solution to staff much quicker, so they’ll be able to start benefitting from efficiencies right away.

If you’d like to discover more about prioritising your project and uncovering your biggest intranet opportunities, we’re running a one day course in London on 27 November. You can find out more about the course here