I put together some of the reasoning behind updates to a small section of a current project.
The overall purpose of this phase of changes, is for major back-end revamping, along with moderate change to the UI. In looking at the current UI, it appears that little attention was paid to the flow of content to the user. This happens over time as pieces of functionality are coded on top of a previously clean working structure. The changes proposed will give a better context to the user at any point in the flow. The navigation items will be consistent as one pattern, and the actions available will be consistent as a second pattern.