Taxo Fail: Learning From Terribly Scoped Taxonomy Projects

Track 1: Taxonomy Foundations – Monday 6 November 
14:00 – 14:30

The requirements that get published in RFPs reveal how an organization sees its needs and its knowledge of how to conduct a taxonomy project with the best chance of success. However, badly scoped projects can reveal ignorance, common misconceptions, and the failure to manage stakeholders well. Lambe takes an entertaining look at some terrible examples of published requirements and the underlying errors and misconceptions about taxonomy projects that they reveal. Anybody involved in taxonomy projects can learn about how to scope a project for success from these examples.

Presented by: Patrick Lambe