Category: Governance

Businessdictionary.com defines Governance as the establishment of policies, and continuous monitoring of their proper implementation, by the members of the governing body of an organisation. It includes the mechanisms required to balance the powers of the members (with the associated accountability), and their primary duty of enhancing the prosperity and viability of the organisation. This can also be referred to as corporate governance.

In short, it is a method of governing the company like a sovereign state, instating its own customs, policies and laws to its employees from the highest to the lowest levels.

Therefore, our Governance Category is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Governance – the Gateway to SharePoint Adoption and Management
Webinars

Your Gateway to SharePoint Adoption and Management starts here. Webinar Summary: SharePoint governance has become the “next big thing”.   Too often, it’s postponed as something to consider AFTER a successful rollout.  However, governance is essential from the outset to channel and direct effective SharePoint usage.  Join me for a session on how to implement roles, tools… READ MORE

Resources for SharePoint Governance and Storage Optimization
Resources for SharePoint Governance and Storage Optimization
Blog Posts

As I’ve been traveling, I’ve received a number of questions from folks about where they can get my content to view “offline”, on the road, etc. With many thanks to Franklin Teagle, who spearheads our SharePoint Community Site, I can share with you a list of recent videos and recordings that he compiled. These are “live” recordings, with questions and answers, glitches, demos and “uh’s and ah’s”, but they’re a great way to catch up with some (if I may say so) pretty good SharePoint content

SharePoint Governance: Draw a Line in the Sand
SharePoint Governance: Draw a Line in the Sand
Blog Posts

Sometimes, you just have to stop trying to fix what is so broken that the cost of fixing doesn’t warrant the benefit. This is especially true of SharePoint governance.

During recent months, my work has focused heavily on helping organizations across all verticals and sizes tackle governance.

SharePoint Lifecycle Management with Project Server 2010
SharePoint Lifecycle Management with Project Server 2010
Presentations

W22- Is SharePoint becoming an important part of your company’soverall IT offering? If so, it’s likely that you have a need to better manage SharePoint business requests – things like new sites, workflows, custom applications, web parts, and Business Intelligence dashboards. Join us as we discuss the importance of SharePoint lifecycle management from an IT… READ MORE

European SharePoint Conference – Updated slides from governance session by Anders Skjoenaa
European SharePoint Conference – Updated slides from governance session by Anders Skjoenaa
Blog Posts

Made it back from the Berlin European SharePoint Conference 2012. A very succesful event that hopefully is the first of a long row of yearly european gatherings of the european SharePoint community.

It was great to meet so many people from all around Europe. I made new connection with some very nice people from a lot of different places; Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and Russia – just to name a few – , and got to refuel a lot of old relatioships with people from Denmark, US etc. To an extend, this conference actually felt even more global than the Microsoft conference in Anaheim. It was very interesting to be a part of this.

Why Are We Still Talking About SharePoint Governance?
Why Are We Still Talking About SharePoint Governance?
Presentations

Th19: When implementing SharePoint you might think that you areadding just another technology to your heterogeneous IT environment. But after a while you realize, that users are doing things with SharePoint that you did not expect them to do. This presentation dived into the dynamics of adopting SharePoint as a platform, and shows you a how… READ MORE

The Role of Governance in Migration Planning
The Role of Governance in Migration Planning
Blog Posts

In a CIOUpdate.com article entitled Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance, technology writer Jake Frazier outlines a common problem with the growing number of SharePoint customers: the uncontrolled growth of SharePoint sites, and how it impacts governance. SharePoint is proliferating in the marketplace, with KMWorld reporting SharePoint licenses at over 130 million worldwide. The more sites that are created and the more content added to your environment, the more difficult it can be to change course, correct mistakes, and implement a governance model. But the business value to having a formal governance model in place is enormous. As Mr. Frazier points out,

“To accomplish the defensible disposal of information, including information in SharePoint sites, companies must put in place and enforce a record retention policy that recognizes the three major reasons to keep information: business value, regulatory requirements and legal holds.“