It is always easier to talk about change than to make it. - Alvin Toffler
The Connected Systems’ SharePoint Governance Framework defines the resource model, change model and policy model for organisations portal environments. It covers administration, maintenance, support and development and identifies lines of ownership for both business and technical teams; clearly outlining lines of responsibility within each facete of the portal. Furthermore it establishes rules for appropriate usage of the SharePoint environments.
An effective governance plan ensures the system is managed and used in accordance with its designed intent to improving the manageability of the portal. The resource structure needed to cover all governance aspects includes:
- A strategy group consisting of portal experts
- A set of technically-competent teams; to manage the routine operational tasks, development tasks, support and training tasks.
- A set of business focused “Site Owners”
The Connected Systems’ SharePoint Governance Framework aims to establish a governing process and a set of models for the usage, management, development and support of the SharePoint environments. It also aims to deliver the following objectives:
- State the need for a Strategic team;
- Communicate the need for the business to provide “Site Owners”;
- Identify appropriate infrastructure (IT) resources to provide operational support for the SharePoint platform.
- Create an effective teams and processes for
- support and training.
- Establish initial governing usage and maintenance policies and procedures for the SharePoint environments.
This and more prescriptive guidance is delivered as part of the Connected Systems’ SharePoint Governance Framework.