Category: Governance

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Understanding the Impacts of Looming Data Privacy Changes

The handling of personally identifiable information (PII) has long been an issue for the enterprise, but most people don’t pay much attention to how their data is used and stored – until a major breach makes the headlines. However, on May 25th, 2018, the European Union is taking things a...

Productivity Requires Operational Change

There is a definite ROI in improving productivity: faster employee onboarding and training, for example, or simply generating more business output and more usage of the platform, all of which lead to a faster realization of the financial investments you’ve made in the platform. But until you understand your business...

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Governance and Systems Thinking

While working for SharePoint ISVs Axceler and Metalogix as chief evangelist, I lived and breathed the topic of governance. While it’s true that I don’t talk much about migration anymore — the other topic I was once known for — governance continues to be a hot topic, even within the...

Whatever happened to the project post-mortem?

While it doesn’t have the most positive-sounding name, I always saw tremendous value out of the formal project post-mortem. Your project comes to a close, maybe with end users going through some kind of training or user acceptance testing as the final step, but for all intents and purposes you...

Its About the Business, Stupid

I don’t know about you, but I am getting sick of hearing self-righteous developers trash talk their customers. Granted, I don’t witness it as much as I used to, but I still come across it once in a while, mostly online in some kind of threaded discussion area, but occasionally...

As Collaboration Moves to the Cloud, The Need for Governance Increases

I participated in a roundtable activity with some of the Microsoft team while on a road trip to Australia, which included a handful of vendors and customers from the community. The discussion was centered around the topic of changing SharePoint governance needs as organizations move toward the cloud. The roundtable...

Pushing through your SharePoint Governance Fatigue

As we approach another release of SharePoint, with SP2016 now available through preview — and an early spring RTM date — it’s a good time to review your existing governance policies and procedures. As organizations continue to grapple with SharePoint scope, scaling, and administration, I am optimistic that the majority...