Designing the Future State Information Architecture
We touched on the current state of the information architecture and a possible future state when we explored "the art of the possible" during our earlier visioning meetings. As useful as those exercises were, we only began to scratch the surface in assessing the key components in the current state. At the time, we used that limited knowledge to begin to postulate about the possible enhancements that we would need in the future. Later, we gained much more knowledge regarding the potential business use cases and prepared business information maps (BIMs) with the help of the lines of business. These requirements and desired future state BIMs will now help us further understand gaps in the current information architecture and how it must change. We will also consider the initial assessment that was made of skills present in the organization as we define the direction that the future state architecture will take.