Eric works with many Fortune 500 companies on their business adoption, change management and deployment strategies to ensure they maximize the benefits of Microsoft technologies and successfully implement SharePoint-based solutions. Eric has twice received the Microsoft SharePoint MVP award for his expertise and contributions to the community. A thought-leader in the SharePoint business space, Eric is a regular contributor to many industry journals and newsletters. He is a sought after speaker, strategist and author, currently writing SharePoint for Decision Makers - now available for pre-order on amazon.com. He has developed and facilitated management and technology sessions through-out North America and addressed conferences around the world. You can follow Eric on Twitter @rizinsights and read his latest articles, well…here, at www.ericriz.com.
To me, one of the most exciting parts of SharePoint is the community. I think most would struggle to name another technology that can support the events pushed out by the SharePoint community.
It is interesting to note that many of these issues are systemic and typical of an organization that lacks overall structure. Think about it this way; if you are constantly battling internally for resources, direction or updates, there is a good chance that you need to put significant effort into your governance in order to get what you need out of SharePoint. Below are some suggestions on how you can get the conversation started internally, and where to focus those efforts.
If you caught my session at Dev Connections in Las Vegas, you heard my implementation tips for SharePoint, this piece is a review of that talk, and some additional detail you may find useful.
Starting the SharePoint project management discussion over in your organization takes time and tact. Here is some guidance for how to restart that discussion to build on what you've already got in place.