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CMS Evaluation and Selection
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Greetings, We are in the early stages of replacing our University website content management system and seeking a consulting firm to assist us with the evaluation and selection process. I would appreciate any recommendations you could pass on for organizations (higher ed experience preferred) that you have worked with previously or would consider for similar future projects. Our initial project phases are listed below.
Phase 1 | Discovery. Create a high level audit of design, content and navigation. Work with stakeholders throughout the Pacific University community to assess where we are today and identify website functionality, criteria and needs. Utilize stakeholder information for an audit as well as CMS criteria. This community conversation would engage, involve and create support for the process and develop interest and commitment to selecting a CMS for the University. This phase would include a CMS recommendation and selection.
Phase 2 | Information Architecture. In this phrase a CMS would be selected and an implementation process would be defined. A high-level content and wire frames strategy would be developed, which wouldinclude an Internet and Intranet framework as well as plan for mobile. Visual design concepts would be created.
Phase 3 | Content Migration and Governance
Work would occur in-house to build out design, wireframes and content. As needed, consulting firm would support. Content migration, training and launch would begin.
Chief Information Officer
Forest Grove, OR. 97116