Category: Best Practices

If you’re a site owner, it’s a good idea to create a governance model, often referred to as ‘Best Practices’ – that is, a model to address your site’s policies, processes, roles, and responsibilities. Naturally, commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective, are considered the best to follow.

As Best Practice is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives, usually it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means.

Therefore, this category is full of useful tips, practical examples and advise. With How To videos, eBooks, Webinars, Blogs to help you learn and become more productive in implementing Best Practices.

eBooks & Blogs from European SharePoint Training Week
eBooks & Blogs from European SharePoint Training Week
Blog Posts

As part of European SharePoint Training Week, we have a range of superb eBooks and insightful blogs by some of the leading experts in the SharePoint industry. Contributors include; Edin Kapic, Asif Rehmani, André Vala, Thorbjørn Værp, Geoff Evelyn, Bill Ayers, Eric Riz, Christian Buckley, Paolo Pialorsi, Mikael Svenson, Liam Cleary and Oliver Wirkus

Baby-Stepping Your Way into Project Management
Baby-Stepping Your Way into Project Management
Blog Posts

After spending the first 15 or so years of my career largely in Project Management roles, I’m sort of a PM junkie when it comes to books and tools and methodologies of how to move something from ideation (PM wonk term for idea creation, or initiation phase) to delivery and, ultimately, support. When Arpan Shah moved from the SharePoint product team at Microsoft over to Project Server (he’s now working on Office365), I shared some advice with him (which I’m sure he doesn’t remember): don’t try to solve too many problems at once, but simplify the tool. As I got to know Christophe Fiessinger on Arpan’s team over the past couple years, I told him the same thing. So when I met with members of the revamped Project team a couple weeks back to talk about SharePoint 2013 and roadmap for SharePoint Online and Office365, I expected to have much the same conversation.

Getting Out of the Way of Innovation
Getting Out of the Way of Innovation
Blog Posts

Innovation on the brain, I guess. After posting some thoughts on innovation 2 days ago, I am flipping through Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati’s book The Heretics Guide to Best Practices and come across a story that I have encountered a few times before in my own corporate experience and as a consultant: an organization decides to “institutionalize” innovation by creating a committee “to encourage and manage new creative efforts. The committee was instituted with great fanfare, even greater expectations, and chaired by a manager with a suitably pompous title.”