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  • SharePoint Live - Steps to Effective Governance

    1. 1. The Steps To EffectiveSharePoint Governance Presented By: Richard Harbridge #SPGOV @RHarbridge
    2. 2. Who am I?
    3. 3. Our Goal Today… From Here To Here
    4. 4. Why Do I NeedEffective Governance?
    5. 5. There are big risks that are almost always realized when you don’t have it!#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    6. 6. SharePoint SprawlHe was only intending to build a two-storyhouse - larger than those of his neighbors toreflect his position as the citys richest man. “First I added three floors but then the house looked ungainly, like a mushroom," he said. "So I added another and it still didnt look right so I kept going…”Risk: Un-Managed Sites and Content werenot periodically reviewed for accuracy andrelevance.
    7. 7. Quality Deterioration Risk: Did not ensure that content quality is maintained for the life of the portal.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    8. 8. Frustration Failure Risk: Did not consistently provide a high quality user experience.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    9. 9. Priority Paralysis Project Priority Fileshare Migration 1 Partner Extranet 1 Executives Kitten Picture Rotator 1 Risk: Did not establish clear decision 1 Legacy Application Integration making authority/ownership and 1 Governance Planning Put Out Server Room Fires escalation procedures so that conflicts1 and/or policy violations are resolved in a timely manner.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    10. 10. Ineffective Use of Time/Resources Risk: Did not ensure that the portal strategy is aligned with business objectives so that it continuously delivers business value.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    11. 11. It’s not just about insuring against or mitigating those risks!#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    12. 12. What does that mean? Without effective governance organization, performance, and capability are significantly reduced.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    13. 13. Without Governance#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    14. 14. Executing Governance#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    15. 15. With Governance#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    16. 16. The Outcome You can now communicate whyGovernance is important/required.
    17. 17. What to watch out for… It’s not insurance. It makes your SharePointinvestments more successful.
    18. 18. Building TheGovernance Teams
    19. 19. How do we start?#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    20. 20. Recommended Governance TeamsThere are typically 5 teams for SharePoint Governance: Business Strategy Team Solutions/Technical Strategy Team Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    21. 21. The Strategy Teams#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    22. 22. Governance Teams  Business Strategy Team  Solutions/Technical Strategy Team  Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    23. 23. Business Strategy TeamRole: Provide strategic insight, Sample Representative Interests direction and prioritization for Executive Sponsor the portal. Knowledge Management Information/Technology Services Finance Sales and Marketing Human Resources Decentralized Business Legal and Compliance Operations IT Centralized People Development and Training Administration#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    24. 24. Define, Prioritize and Plan#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    25. 25. Governance Teams  Business Strategy Team  Solutions/Technical Strategy Team  Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    26. 26. Solution (Technical) Strategy Team Role: Provide technical insight, direction and prioritization for the portal. Sample Representative Interests Application Development Infrastructure Enterprise Architecture Security People Development and Training Tip: If a business direction requires new Communications integration or effort with other technologies then a technical representative for that technology will be necessary.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    27. 27. Map Solutions to Objectives  Direct Relationship  Indirect Relationship Centralize Automate and Enhance Reduce Enhance Knowledge and Improve Business Governance Redundancy and Collaboration Resources Processes Model Improve Efficiency Adjust Site Structure and      Taxonomy Migrate File Shares     Create Dashboards      Implement Workflow     Solutions Configure Search Services      Branding     * Objectives should be more specific – Example purposes only.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    28. 28. SharePoint will be…  Utilized by Business Users to develop and implement business solutions that use technology without IT’s direct involvement.  Our primary unified application delivery platform.  Our primary workflow/business process automation platform.  Our intranet and communication center for internal corporate communications.  … SharePoint will not be…  Our (external) web content management platform.  Our primary document management platform.  Our contact management platform.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    29. 29. Strategic Responsibilities Defining Clear Objectives and Priorities High Level Solutions Definition and Ownership High Level Platform Classification Communication Planning and Management Resource/Capability Management Expectation Management
    30. 30. The Tactical Teams#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    31. 31. Governance Teams  Business Strategy Team  Solutions/Technical Strategy Team  Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    32. 32. The Tactical Operations Team Role: Provide operational (IT- related) support and maintenance for the system Sample Representative Interests infrastructure Infrastructure Domain Administrators Networking Servers and Environments Quality Assurance They manage the more routine maintenance of Security the system by performing nightly backups, Databases performance monitoring and analysis, and keeping the environment current with security releases and upgrades.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    33. 33. Operations Responsibilities Objectives/Priorities Disaster Recovery Plan Storage and Quota Policies Monitoring Plans Maintenance Plans Service Level Agreements Security Policies Deployment Process, Policies, and Schedule#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    34. 34. Governance Teams  Business Strategy Team  Solutions/Technical Strategy Team  Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    35. 35. The Tactical Development Team Role: Customize/configure, personalize, and leverage SharePoint to achieve business Sample Representative Interests objectives. SharePoint Designer Visual Studio Source Control Quality Assurance Webparts This team is a loosely-knit community whos Templates membership ranges from highly skilled programmers to technically savvy end users in charge of personalizing departmental team sites.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    36. 36. Development Responsibilities Objectives/Priorities Branding Guide SharePoint Designer Policy Workflow Policy Development Standards (Including OOTB vs Custom) Development Environment Policy Testing Requirements Deployment Process, Policies, and Schedule#SPGOV @RHarbridge SharePoint Standards Online
    37. 37. Deployment Process/Policies Extremely Important! Ensure you have clear schedules and ownership.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    38. 38. Governance Teams  Business Strategy Team  Solutions/Technical Strategy Team  Tactical Teams:  Tactical Operations Team  Tactical Development Team  Tactical Support Team#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    39. 39. The Tactical Support Team Role: Provide support of the SharePoint applications and platform. Sample Representative Interests Support and HelpDesk People Development and Training Knowledge Management Taxonomy and Ontology Navigation and Organization Creates and manages a support system with Coaching effective training and proper channels of question or issue escalation and resolution. This team should also include influential users and leaders.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    40. 40. Support Responsibilities Objectives/Priorities Site Classification and Platform Classification Site Provisioning Process/Questionnaire User Expectations Agreement Roles and Responsibilities Support Agreement(s) Training and Communication Plans MySite Policies (Pictures)…#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    41. 41. Support Responsibilities User Lifecycle Policy Taxonomy Management Social Policies Content Standards Legal and Compliance Policy Search Management#SPGOV @RHarbridge SharePoint Standards Online
    42. 42. Multiple Tiers for Escalation (You can’t know everything) Tactical Support Team Help Desk Site Administrators End Users Learning Libraries/Online/Help#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    43. 43. Measure Support Learn and use data to be proactive.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    44. 44. Governance Tip If possible have one member in all of the Governance teams or some members across multiple teams!#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    45. 45. Governance Tip Create a “Business Solution Governance Team”. This team allows you to find business users who want to be involved.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    46. 46. The Outcome Everyone Achieves a SharedUnderstanding of SharePoint Related Processes.
    47. 47. What to watch out for… Not just documents, policies, andprocedures. It is an active and ongoing process.
    48. 48. Setting Up AGovernance Site
    49. 49. Why a Governance Site? 1. It’s a lot of content. 2. It’s a collaborative process. 3. It’s an ongoing process. 4. Each piece of content should have a clear owner. 5. Content will need to be shared.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    50. 50. Governance Announcements#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    51. 51. SharePoint Solutions Listing In addition you can also create a ‘Roadmap’ or basically a Gantt Chart or visual indicator of solutions to show what you have achieved and where you are going with SharePoint.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    52. 52. Team Rosters and Definitions#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    53. 53. Policies, Standards and Guidelines Use Search, Metadata, and Approval Workflows to help improve management and user experience. For living documents/standards that require many authors try a Wiki!#SPGOV @RHarbridge SharePoint Standards Online
    54. 54. FAQs and a Glossary#SPGOV @RHarbridge SharePoint Glossary Online
    55. 55. Patterns and Practices#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    56. 56. Team Resources and Minutes#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    57. 57. Feedback and Surveys Embed feedback options throughout the sites! Don’t forget to share stories!#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    58. 58. Self Help and Support Resources#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    59. 59. Self Help and Support Resources#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    60. 60. Complete Site Listing Include things like: • The owner and secondary owner of the site. • The purpose of the site. • The URL, Size, and Usage Level of the site. • The last time the site was engaged by the support team.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    61. 61. The OutcomeUsing the SharePoint Platform we can effectively manage SharePoint Governance.
    62. 62. What to watch out for…Just having the Governance site isn’tenough. Content must remain fresh.
    63. 63. Governance Resources
    64. 64. IS Use them.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    65. 65. Governance Checklist#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    66. 66. TechNet, Community and More..#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    67. 67. are Use them.#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    68. 68. No Single “Approach” Projects Communities Tasks Practices#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    69. 69. ITIL Framework#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    70. 70. COBIT Framework#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    71. 71. SharePoint Deployment and Governance using COBIT 4.1 Chennault & Strain #SPGOV @RHarbridge
    72. 72. Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    73. 73. SharePoint Maturity Model Sadalit van Buren#SPGOV @RHarbridge
    74. 74. The OutcomeThere is a ton of material out there to support you.
    75. 75. What to watch out for… External best practices, policies,standards, and ideas may or may not be the right fit.
    76. 76. Steps to Effective Governance…1. Understand The Need For Governance2. Build Your Governance Teams3. Understand How SharePoint Is/Should Be Used4. Develop/Practice Guidance and Policies5. Return to Step 2 and Repeat Steps 2 through 46. You Have Perfect Governance You Can Never Truly Achieve Perfect Governance. So long as you are performing the steps you are achieving Effective Governance.
    77. 77. Thank YouOrganizers, Sponsors and You for Making this Possible. Questions? Ideas? Feedback? Contact me:  Twitter: @RHarbridge  Blog:  Email me at:  Resources:,,