The key to your company's prosperity is how well you gather, retain and disseminate knowledge. To this end, the meta data repository is the key for gathering, retaining and disseminating knowledge. This column is the second installment in a walk-through of the key tasks in each of the five fundamental phases of a project plan to build a meta data repository: orientation, feasibility, design, construction and rollout. This month we will focus on the feasibility phase (see Figure 1).

With the orientation phase completed, your company is ready to move into the feasibility phase. The purpose of the feasibility phase is to ascertain whether or not it is cost beneficial for the company to build a meta data repository. There are two key deliverables that occur during the feasibility phase: the project scope document and the high-level project plan.

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