In November 2010 21apps and Seven Sigma ran the first SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture course in London.
The feedback from the course was fantastic:
“This course has been the most insightful two days of my SharePoint career”
“Easily one of the best courses I’ve been to and has left me wanting more!”
“Had a great couple of days at #SPIAUK loving IBIS”
“The content covered was about the things technically focussed peeps miss..”
and we are looking foreward to running it again, in fact it is going to take place in only a few weeks time Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd February 2011.
There are still a few spaces left and if you user the – I missed the announcement, am I “Too Late” discount code you get a massive 15% discount.
The Master Class
Most people understand that deploying SharePoint is much more than getting it installed. Despite this, current SharePoint governance documentation abounds in service delivery aspects. However, just because your system is rock solid, stable, well documented and governed through good process, there is absolutely no guarantee of success. Similarly, if Information Architecture for SharePoint was as easy as putting together lists, libraries and metadata the right way, then why doesn’t Microsoft publish the obvious best practices?
In fact, the secret to a successful SharePoint project is an area that the governance documentation barely touches.
This master class pinpoints the critical success factors for SharePoint governance and Information Architecture and rectifies this blind spot. Based upon content provided by Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma) which takes an ironic and subversive take on how SharePoint governance really works within organisations, while presenting a model and the tools necessary to get it right.
Drawing on inspiration from many diverse sources, disciplines and case studies, Paul Culmsee has distilled in this Master Class the “what” and “how” of governance down to a simple and accessible, yet rigorous and comprehensive set of tools and methods, that organisations large and small can utilise to achieve the level of commitment required to see SharePoint become successful.
In this Master Class we aim to articulate :
- Present SharePoint governance and Information Architecture in a new light – focus on the “blind spots” where the current published material is inadequate
- Cover lessons learned from Paul’s non IT work as a facilitator and sensemaker in complex large scale projects
- Examine the latest trends in the information landscape for industry and government and review studies that inform governance and Information Architecture efforts
- Present an alternative approach to business-as-usual SharePoint governance planning that focuses on real collaboration
- Provide quality information that is rigorous yet accessible, entertaining and interesting
Master class outcomes:
- Understand the SharePoint governance lens beyond an IT service delivery focus
- Develop your ‘wicked problem’ radar and apply appropriate governance practices, tools and techniques accordingly
- Learn how to align SharePoint projects to broad organisational goals, avoid chasing platitudes and ensure that the problem being solved is the right problem
- Learn how to account for cognitive bias and utilise tools and techniques that help stakeholders align to a common vision
- Understand the relationship between governance and assurance, why both are needed and how they affect innovation and user engagement
- Understand the underlying, often hidden forces of organisational chaos that underpins projects like SharePoint
- Understand the key challenges and opportunities that SharePoint presents for Information Architecture
- Learn how to document your information architecture
- Practical knowledge: Add lots more tools to your governance and IA toolkit!