SharePoint Requirements Analysis Guide

SharePoint Requirements Analysis Guide

SharePoint User Requirements Analysis  is vital; the corner stone in developing, deploying and providing a properly managed SharePoint environment. Because User Requirements is a very important area, you must have on board the relevant people resources that are...
SharePoint Configuration Management

SharePoint Configuration Management

Platform Governance is there to help bridge the communications gap between the business and technological groups; ensure ROI, mitigate risks associated with IT Projects impacting SharePoint, and provide a key cog for SharePoint Service Delivery, capability of service....
Cyber Security – a Service Delivery Context

Cyber Security – a Service Delivery Context

Cyber security is about data loss prevention, detection and response. Service delivery includes ensuring the protection and managing the integrity of content through its lifecycle. This is cross platform, and cross industry, so in relation to whether you are using...
SharePoint Security and helping users become more aware

SharePoint Security and helping users become more aware

A key aspect of implementing SharePoint in an organisation is relevant to security of content. The success of SharePoint in an organisation is due not only to how comfortable users are with using their current technology with SharePoint, it is also down to ensuring...
7 ways of identifying a Super-Duper SharePoint Support Person

7 ways of identifying a Super-Duper SharePoint Support Person

Look through the job advertisements for any online job site or computer journal for an indicator of what most organizations seems to regard as a key attribute of SharePoint support staff. The need, desire, and hunt for technical knowledge seems to jump out at you from...
Value Management in SharePoint  – Part 1 of 3

Value Management in SharePoint – Part 1 of 3

This article, split into three blogs, goes into detail on describing Managing Value for SharePoint, and the basis of the two key tools to Managing Value. To help you understand the concepts, I will be drawing on real life projects and showing how using the techniques...
Implementing SharePoint – a ten step guide

Implementing SharePoint – a ten step guide

Hi there folks! Sometime ago I created a quick ten step guide and had it published on TechNet – amazed to find so much interest, and great comments! ShareGate contacted me and asked if they could turn it into an info-graphic (which looks great); now available on...
See the SharePoint 2013 Deployment guide by Microsoft

See the SharePoint 2013 Deployment guide by Microsoft

Getting hands on deployment information concerning SharePoint 2013 can be a challenge. Managed to locate this guide which is created by Microsoft detailing the process! This is available from the Knowledge Base so check that out for more guides as they come in. Also,...
Delivering SharePoint Solutions – Areas of Importance

Delivering SharePoint Solutions – Areas of Importance

A challenge that SharePoint organisations have who are actively involved in the creation, then management, of SharePoint solutions, is then applying a process of delivering those solutions, and then using the same defined process. And note, we are not talking complex...
SharePoint Site Security – A Best Practice Guide

SharePoint Site Security – A Best Practice Guide

No, security is not all about a Dalek yelling ‘Exterminate’ if you don’t follow rules concerning access to information 🙂 Access to information can be controlled at many different levels within Sharepoint. The question of where best to implement...
Creating a SharePoint Communication Message Framework

Creating a SharePoint Communication Message Framework

One of the most difficult areas of delivering a SharePoint solution is identifying not just who should be targetted for User Adoption, but, going forward, how to sustain that User Adoption through communication. Reasons include rapid changes in the business culture,...
SharePoint Collaborative Ownership

SharePoint Collaborative Ownership

In Chapter 4 of my forthcoming book SharePoint 2013 User Adoption Planning and Governance, there is a section titled ‘Collaborative Ownership’; it is my take on the creation of simple rules to manage a SharePoint solution (note – an implementation of...
SharePoint Governance Guide

SharePoint Governance Guide

Not a hardware, software, or people resource solution. It is an organizational strategy and methodology for documenting and implementing business rules and controls related to your client’s data. It brings cross-functional teams together to identify data issues...
Starting off a successful SharePoint Platform Support model

Starting off a successful SharePoint Platform Support model

Am working on my forthcoming book concerning the delivery of user adoption and platform governance, and thought that I would share a summarised section which concerns the creation of SharePoint support. a crucial area that relates to how SharePoint services will be...
My Books

My Books

I’m focused on SharePoint, having been involved since SharePoint 2003 hit the streets. All of my books are dedicated to SharePoint Implementation, Service, Support, Automation and SharePoint teaching. Click any of the links below to find out more about the books...
Value Management in SharePoint – Part 2 of 3

Value Management in SharePoint – Part 2 of 3

In this second of a three part blog I will describe Value Management in SharePoint and how it can be applied when creating or implementing a new SharePoint solution. Note that in fact this can also be applied to existing SharePoint environments where there is a...
SharePoint Governance

SharePoint Governance

SharePoint governance planning adds legitimacy to a SharePoint implementation. Defined governance rules, roles, and responsibilities in the Plan phase ensure the business is provided with the resources to make the SharePoint implementation a success. A SharePoint governance plan describes the business-critical nature of the SharePoint implementation and provides the evidence for requesting the necessary people and money investments.