Naming, Numbering and Metadata Standard

4. Folder Naming

The two ways to find information are searching and navigating. Folders create a navigable hierarchy. Folder names are guided by the following principles:

  • Enable the folders to sort in a logical sequence for the context, by folder name.

Diagram of the Folder Naming. See link below for the long description.

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  • A folder should contain like items at each sub-level. In the example below, everything under 2_Definition relates to the definition of the product:

In the diagram below, everything under 2_Definition relates to the definition of the product. See link below for the long description.

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  • Try to use only one word for the name.
  • For software storage, use lower case.
  • For document storage, use lower case or mixed case.
  • Avoid using only upper case, e.g. ARCHITECTURE.
  • Use words that are short, familiar, and intuitive.
  • Projects are located by navigating as follows: Branch Projects + Sector + Project Name.
  • The standard ITSB folder structure is shown below.

Diagram - Standard E-DRM folder structure. See link below for the long description.

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  • Additional folders may be added under these, provided logical connections are maintained.

Diagram - Additional folders. See link below for the long description.

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