About half my SharePoint governance discussions involve a document review of an existing or draft statement of governance. If you’re working on creating or refreshing a statement of governance, you might want to make your way to sunny San Diego in a few weeks for my workshop “Create or Refresh Your SharePoint Statement of Governance”. It’s at our Catalyst conference and will be on Tuesday, July 30 from 1-2:30 pm.
After a bit of level setting we roll up our sleeves and get to work. I am providing a 15 page template as a Word document. It includes all the structure for what goes in each section of a SharePoint statement of governance (or one for portals or intranets). It doesn’t have sample text since every statement of governance should be different and doing “search and replace” shortcuts the valuable process of communicating, building relationships, and customizing for current needs. So, instead, I provide the interview questions to use to find out what the answers are in each section, such as which policies should be listed, whether design reviews should be done, and how compliance will be tracked.
I hope to see you there!
Create or Refresh Your SharePoint Statement of Governance
Governance has proven to be the main cause of SharePoint failure. No need to worry or use free governance templates that read like a maintenance manual. This workshop will step you through the issues addressed by proper portal governance.
This workshop will also be useful for non-SharePoint implementations of portals and intranets.
- What is SharePoint governance (and what’s not part of it)?
- Why do so many governance efforts fail? What would success look like?
- What needs to be addressed in a SharePoint Statement of Governance?