Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 5: From Conditions to Actionable Lessons Learnt

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all Welcome to part five of my quest to improve people’s awareness and understanding of what SharePoint maturity is really all about. For those new to this series of articles, we have traversed a bit of territory to get here, and during the journey there has been… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 4: The number of the beast…

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all This is part four of a series I am writing on my ideas about how the SharePoint community can revitalise how SharePoint maturity is understood and communicated. If this is your first time reading this series, then I urge you to go back and read the… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 3: Who moved my cheese?

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all Welcome to part 3 in this series about rethinking what SharePoint “maturity” looks like. In the first post, I introduced the work of JR Hackman and his notion of trying to create enabling conditions, rather than attribute cause and effect. Hackman, in his examination of leadership… Continue reading

Making Sense of SharePoint and Digital Records Management…

Hi all One of the conversation areas in SharePoint life that is inevitably complex is that of records management since there are just as many differing opinions on records management as there are legal jurisdictions and different standards to choose from. Accordingly, a lot of confusion abounds as… Continue reading

Confession of a (post) SharePoint architect… What are you polishing?

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series confessions

Hi and welcome to the latest exciting instalment in my epic series of posts on my confessions of a post SharePoint architect. I was motivated to write this series because the mild mannered shrinking violet known as Bjorn Furuknap wrote an insightful series of articles on what it… Continue reading

Confessions of a (post) SharePoint architect: The dangers of dial tone governance…

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series confessions

Hi all and welcome to the next exciting instalment of my confessions from my work as a SharePoint architect and beyond. This is the eighth post and my last for 2012, so I will get straight into it. To recap, along the way we have examined 5 f-laws… Continue reading

Save the date in October: SharePoint Governance and Dialogue Mapping in the UK

Hi all Just to let you know that in October, I will be in the UK to run a SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture class with Andrew Woodward. Additionally, I am very pleased to offer a Dialogue Mapping introductory course for the first time in the UK as… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 11 – Tales from the Microsoft labs

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Perf

Hi all and welcome to the final article in my series on SharePoint performance management – for now anyway. Once SharePoint 2013 goes RTM, I might revisit this topic if it makes sense to, but some other blogging topics have caught my attention. To recap the entire journey,… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 10 – More tools of the trade…

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Perf

Hi all and welcome to the tenth article in my series on demystifying SharePoint performance management. I do feel that we are getting toward the home stretch here. If you go way back to Part 1, I stated my intent to highlight some common misconceptions and traps for… Continue reading