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Taxonomy development for digital transformation

Elevate your understanding of taxonomies and become a driving force behind digital transformation!
Join our comprehensive Taxonomy Development Training to grasp the keys to organizing, classifying, and optimizing information.

Why Taxonomies Matter!

In the dynamic digital landscape, effective information management is critical.

Taxonomies deliver the blueprint for structuring data, enhancing search capabilities, and streamlining content management systems. They are the cornerstone of successful data-driven decisions and seamless user experiences.

What You’ll Gain

Led by industry experts, this training empowers you to:

  • Master taxonomy design principles
  • Create intuitive information architectures
  • Enhance information discoverability
  • Fuel knowledge organization
  • Catalyze digital transformation

What the course covers

Module One – Taxonomy function, purpose and structure

  • Understanding the role taxonomies play in information management systems
    • How do taxonomies contribute to organization, retrieval, and usability of information.
  • Recognising different taxonomy structures.
    • How taxonomies can be customized and designed to suit the specific needs and characteristics of the information being classified.
  • Working with knowledge domains.
    • How to control the scope of taxonomy development.
  • Differentiating between enumerative and faceted classification “systems”.
    • Making choices depending on the nature of the information, the level of specificity required, and the intended use of the classification system.
  • Undertaking a Facet Analysis.
    • How to break down a domain into distinct facets and identify the relevant concepts and attributes.
    • Sourcing terminology for populating taxonomy facets.

Module Two – Taxonomy creation

  • Deconstructing taxonomies components.
    • How components work together to create a structured and organized framework.
  • Building in taxonomy and data governance standards.
    • How to ensure consistency, quality, and effective management of data within an organization.
  • Best practices to manage quality.
    • Techniques for ensuring accurate and consistent classification of information objects.
  • Use case: Managing taxonomies for SharePoint.
    • Building faceted classification schemes using the Term Store.
  • Use Case: Building business classification schemes.
    • Functional and sequential analysis techniques for business activity classification.

Who should attend

  • Information managers
  • Business analysts
  • Taxonomy developers
  • SharePoint developers
  • Data and metadata managers

Join us and harness the potential of taxonomies to revolutionize how organizations navigate the digital realm. Ignite your career and contribute to shaping efficient, future-ready systems.

Online instructor-led delivery

We use conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom for online delivery.

All training sessions are recorded and published to our password protected online training portal along with training support materials.


$500 per person for both sessions.

RIMPA members $400 per person for both sessions.
Please enter your RIMPA membership number into the registration form.

Next Delivery Dates

This course will be delivered over two sessions, the first being a prerequisite for the second.

Session 1: October 5, 2023 9:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
Session 2: October 17, 2023 9:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT

Your trainers

Conni Christensen is a skilled information governance specialist with an international reputation for researching, developing and fostering best practice in metadata, taxonomies and system design. Her ambition is to align information governance with information technology through common language and shared objectives – achieving business value and performance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of digital innovation. Secure your spot now and be the catalyst for change through the power of taxonomies!

Any questions?

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