Portfolio

I have done consulting work from clients ranging from multinational companies to local non-profits.

The majority of my work has involved creating and implementing taxonomies, mainly in SharePoint. I have also done consulting on information architecture, content management and business analysis projects.

Many of the projects I have worked on have been for intranets. Below are a few examples of some of my information-related work:

Taxonomies

I have created and maintained taxonomies in SharePoint 2010 for companies like SN Power and Celgene.

Most of my taxonomy work has been for intranet sites, but here is a publicly accessible FAQ taxonomy that I redesigned forClear, a wireless communications provider.

A few months later, I wrote an accompanying blog post called Visualizing a Taxonomy Using Tree Testing that goes into detail about the user-centered design process we used.

Content

Not only can I help you organize your content, I can help you create it as well!
Please check out my freelance writer’s website.

Writing

Whitepapers

I helped conduct research and ghostwrote sections of Mobile App Development in Highly Regulated Industries: Risks, Rewards and Recipes, a report by Dr. Kevin C. DeSouza and Paul Simons that was published by the Advanced Practices Council of the Society for Information Management.
Announcement of publication from Dr. DeSouza’s blog
Announcement or publication from Paul Simon’s blog

Business Analysis

Information Sharing at the Emergency Operations Center: The poster presentation of my MSIM Capstone thesis project.

Taxonomy Articles

Effective Taxonomy Governance: Three-Part Series for Term Management’s Blog.
Links to Part One, Part Two, and Part Three

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I have written nearly 50 feature articles and blog posts for the Ballard News-Tribune, a Seattle neighborhood paper.

What Happened to Sunset Bowl?: This article was featured in the 3/18/13 edition of The Daily Troll, an aggregation of the most interesting Seattle-area stories of the day as picked by the editors of Crosscut.com.
McDermott debates…but not with the right person: Part of my 2012 WA-7th Congressional District election coverage.
Goodbye, Viking Tavern!: Lamenting the closing of a local institution and discussing the issues around the densification of the Ballard neighborhood.

Videos

I also have over 10 years experience writing, producing and directing videos for companies in a variety of industries.

Reusing Parent and Child Terms in the same Term Set: This video that shows users of SharePoint 2010 a cool trick you can use when you are forced to use the same word twice in a taxonomy.

Utilizing the Items Matching a Tag Web Part in SharePoint 2013: An overview of the functionality of a new feature in SharePoint 2013.

Corelytics Financial Dashboard Demo: An overview of the main features of Corelytics, a financial dashboard SaaS.

Contact

Email: brian***AT***infogrationconsulting.com Skype: brianleblanc76

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