Is there a Governance Gap with the Power Platform?

November 2022 CollabTalk TweetJam on Oversight and Governance of the Power PlatformMicrosoft’s Power Platform (consisting of Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents) and the community around it is growing at an incredible pace. As more organizations adopt these intuitive tools to automate business processes, generate reports, and build apps and chatbots, the question becomes: How much governance is needed for Power Platform solutions? With hundreds of apps, reports, and flows across an organization, are there processes in place to give individuals a foundation for long-term success? Is there oversight and auditing to ensure that sensitive information is being protected, and compliance guidelines are being met?

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Tuesday, November 22nd at 9am PDT (UTC -7), the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “Oversight and Governance of the Power Platform” and the clear need for management of Power Platform activities within the enterprise. In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives on this important topic.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

As always, this month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by tyGraph and AvePoint. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (Twitter.com, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow-up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. How important is it to have a governance strategy in place before employees start building Power Platform solutions?
  2. Is there a preferred methodology or framework for Power Platform governance?
  3. What are your best practices for monitoring, auditing, securing, and managing the lifecycle of Power Platform solutions?
  4. Specifically around security, how important are tenant and environmental Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies in Power Platform governance?
  5. Why should organizations leverage the Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) starter kit?
  6. How important is it to support the Power Platform community (citizen developers, makers, and champions) within your organization?
  7. What other governance advice would you give to an organization that is starting its Power Platform journey?

Of course, there will be many side questions, side conversations, and wise-cracking shenanigans. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • David Drever (@DavidMDrever), Office Apps & Services MVP, senior manager and enterprise architect at Protiviti
  • Treb Gatte (@marqueeinsights), Business Solutions MVP, international speaker/man of mystery at Marquee Insights
  • Suzanne George (@spgenie), Microsoft Regional Director, MCTS, and partner – modern workplace & experience leader at PwC
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), M365 Apps & Services MVP and head of practice – modern workplace at CPS
  • Tamara Bredemus (@tamarabred), evolve 365 learning & adoption specialist at Planet Technologies
  • Wes Preston (@idubbs), SharePoint MVP, evangelist,  and owner at TrecStone
  • Norm Young (@stormin_30), Office Apps & Services MVP, director of collaborative analytics at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), M365 Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • David Patrick (@DavidEPatrick),  Office Apps & Services MVP, user group organizer, subject-matter expert with DSA, Inc.
  • Ben Stegink (@benstegink), SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure consultant, owner of Intelligink, LLC
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual SharePoint and Data Platform MVP, cto at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Matt Varney (@thevarnish), intranet manager at KCTCS
  • Ragnar Heil (@ragnarh), Office Servers & Services MVP and Microsoft alliance manager EMEA for Metalogix
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Microsoft RD & SharePoint MVP, founder of PixelMill
  • Kurt Kragh Sørensen (@KurtKragh),  intranet consultant and owner of IntraTeam.com
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • Eric Riz (@rizinsights), SharePoint MVP and ceo of Empty Cubicle
  • Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), co-founder and productivity evangelist at PowerUP! Learning
  • Lindsey Shelton (@LShelton_Tech), MCT, application programmer at Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Noah Sparks (@noahsparks), community igniter and strategy manager at Planet Technologies
  • Heidi Jordan (@heidi_jordan14), SharePoint solution specialist at High Plains Technology
  • Noorez Khamis (nkhamis), SharePoint MVP, cloud technologies architect and vp technology at Creospark
  • Jim Love (@jimmywim), software engineer and SharePoint practice lead at Intelligent Decisioning Ltd.
  • Simon Denton (@buildbod), M365 Apps & Services MVP, visiting professor at Birmingham City University, and business architect at Mott MacDonald
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, #CollabTalk founder, brand alliance director at AvePoint

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to tyGraph and the entire AvePoint team for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back on December 29th with our end-of-year CollabTalk TweetJam on the topic of “Year-End Review and Community Predictions”  which is usually the biggest tweetjam of the year, so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a GTM and Alliances leader, a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.