The CMS transition team is made up of staff from CU Anschutz Communications, CU Denver University Communications (UComm) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT). These web professionals will guide you through the CMS transition process
Members from your school/college/campus unit who will be most involved in the transition and creation of your new website. Some or all of the following roles may overlap depending on the size of your campus unit and what resources you have available (many smaller departments just have one representative working on their website transition).
When it's time to begin your transition to Sitefinity, you will receive an engagement package with information on the process, analytics of your current SharePoint site and instructions on how to get started. Your unit's CMS transition kickoff meeting will be scheduled shortly after.
Between the kickoff meeting and the discovery workshop, your team will identify website goals, audiences and feature requests for your new Sitefinity website. To gather additional stakeholder feedback, we also encourage groups to survey their community at this time.
During the build prep phase, your team will have a working meeting with the IA/UX expert to review a proposed sitemap. In addition, your team will attend a hands-on wireframe workshop with the IA/UX expert to create your homepage wireframe. At this time, the development team will be planning for new features and timelines for releases. Writing for the Web training is offered at this time for those who would like additional guidance.
Before you start building your site, you will attend Sitefinity 101 training, at which time you will be granted permissions to Sitefinity. Content creation and building out your site will be the longest part of the process. Many units consider hiring a content writer or site builder to assist with this work.
In order to expedite the CMS transition project, a number of sites have been identified to move to Sitefinity via an "express" process. There are 17 sites that have chosen to be moved to Sitefinity via the express process based on the size of the site and the traffic to the current SharePoint site. These sites will be transitioned to Sitefinity as-is and then re-worked once in the new CMS.
If your campus unit's website has been chosen to be moved as an express site, you will be contacted by the project lead, Chloe Rankin based on the transition schedule.