I want to build sites (sub sites or site collections) for each of our departments, named:-
The entire sites will share the following :-
Each site will have four lists:-
- Issue and problems
- General issues
Where each list will have the same columns.
But each site will have these unique settings:-
Each site will have unique permission on who can read/edit/approve.
Although they share the same lists & columns. But for the drop-down columns each site will have different choices. For example there is a drop down column named “Area” and for the HR the Area choices are different from the Area choices for the finance, and so on…
Also there is a “People or Group” column at each list named “Assigned to” , where this column will be linked to different group at each site, as there will be for example “HR Approval” group , “Finance Approval”, etc
So I need to know how I can approach these:-
In general I prefer to create a site collection for each dept,rather than creating different sub sites. since each site will have different permissions
But not sure how I can define a CT , for example “Events CT”, and share it among all the site collections. Baring in mind that some CT's columns will be different ; such as the drop down lists choices and people or group column.
So can anyone advice how I need to design my sites in a way that facilitate maintainability?