Article: Creating Your SharePoint Governance Plan

It’s been a while since I’ve written an article but this one at IntranetJournal.com is designed to help people understand the process I go through to work with folks on developing and maintaining a governance plan. It begins:

“One of the most common questions that I get from prospects as I’m talking to them about the creation of a governance plan and process is what does it look like. In other words, there are materials available which describe what should be in a governance plan but there isn’t a ton of guidance on what the process of creating a governance plan and process are.

Help Your SharePoint User

Unlike a few years ago you now have sample governance plans you can look at, there are articles describing the kinds of things that you need to make sure are in a governance document, and a governance resource center on TechNet.

The goal of this article is something slightly different. The other resources available describe what to create, in this article I’ll focus on the process for creating the plan based on the engagements I’ve been a part of. Rather than a specific step-by-step process, what appears here is a rough framework that you can and should tailor to your unique situation. In the following you’ll also find some insight as to the psychology of putting a plan together as well as the aspects of how we as humans learn and process information.”

The full text is available on our gifts page: Creating your SharePoint Governance Plan