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"Successful and controlled SharePoint implementation requires proper Governance planning."

Alex Clark

Director, Intelligent Decisioning

The importance of SharePoint Governance

SharePoint is broad platform and without tight control, proper processes and the appropriate security model it can easily grow out of control. Governance crosses the whole lifecycle from Vision to the implementation of the Software Development Cycle and is essentially to a successful SharePoint implementation.

Our model ensures that key stakeholders and processes are put in place to maintain the business performance of the IT investments, to ensure that they continually generate business value and that as many risks as possible are managed.

Each organisation is unique in its own way – it has its own business goals and vision, its own hierarchy of personnel and its own processes.

We will help you to focus on value creation, accountability and risk mitigation of your SharePoint projects, to ensure they align with your business goals.

We work with Strategic Leaders to drive out Vision, Principles and identify Roles and Responsibilities and then worked with operational staff to drive out policy and process.

Our SharePoint Governance Framework

Our comprehensive process plan for Governance covers the following:

Vision

What is the purpose of the SharePoint Farm? Communications, Work Management, Collaboration – the vision is of primary importance – we can help you formulate the vision and communicate this to your employees.

Principles

The principles we help you lay out will guide our major decisions going forward – buy or develop, delegate or control.

Plan

Understanding the high level control points in the SharePoint Farm will reduce risk and manage issues. We will help you come up with a blueprint for Roles, Responsibilities and Policy.

Roles & Responsibilities

In any SharePoint implementation, identifying and defining the roles and responsibilities is the one thing that can make the biggest difference for a SharePoint implementation’s success and stability.

Identifying Stakeholders, Roles and the description of Responsibilities and Tasks will inform all those involved of their expected participation.

Information Architecture

For SharePoint to stand the test of time, a strong but flexible Information Architecture is a must. Our method of delivering extendible content maximised for Search means that information stays current or is discarded.

Policy and Process

At this point enough information is gathered about the culture of the organisation and the business goals to create the policies and procedures needed to maintain accountability and value creation.

SDLC

When you have a software development practice within your organisation, we provide guidance and procedures to integrate a SharePoint Development Lifecycle. The areas around this that feed into the governance model include Change Management and Release Management.

Using this model we have helped SABMiller (a company with a global footprint) to successfully implement SharePoint across 6 continents and accessible by some 35,000 users.

Case Studies

Find out more about how we have helped businesses with their SharePoint Governance planning:

 

 

Our SharePoint Governance model will help keep your business and SharePoint visions aligned. Contact us to find out more.