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Enabling organisational value by positively disrupting your technology projects

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will review the Governance you have for your Office 365 implementation

I will conduct a high-level review of the governance technology, process and initiatives that you have in place for your Office 365 platform against the '7 waves of Governance' approach that I have developed.

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will conduct an EU GDPR Assessment of your Office 365 implementation

The EU GDPR came into force in May 2018, is your Office 365 implementation ready? Is it helping your employees stay compliant?

I will conduct a GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) assessment interview with you and relevant stakeholders on your Office 365 implementation. The review will ask a series of targeted questions, based on my experience in information governance and the GDPR. The questions will focus on the type of data you are storing in Office 365 and the technology, process and policies that you have in place to ensure that any Personal Data or Sensitive Personal Data of your employees and customers is stored and governed appropriately.

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will coach you to become an awesome positively disruptive Microsoft Consultant

Let me help you to become an awesome,

positively disruptive, business focused Microsoft consultant!

Our initial 2 hour call will ascertain what your consulting career goals are and we will go through an initial action plan to help start you on your positively disruptive journey...

Whether you're a Developer, Architect, Business Analyst, Project Manager or Consultant I'll work with you to help you move away from the status quo and stand out from the crowd.

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will help you create a business focused Vision for SharePoint or Office 365

Do you have a vision or is your SharePoint or Office 365 Vision full of marketing fluff, technology focused or just ineffective?

I will help you define the process to undertake and how you can document your vision so it's not full of marketing fluff and is centred around the business and delivering real impact!

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will provide 2 hours of Azure Information Protection (AIP) Coaching

Protecting your business information is of huge importance to your business.
Whether it's:

  • Customer Information

  • Employee Information

  • Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Business Information

  • etc 

All these types of information need to be kept safe, protected and disposed of appropriately.

I will provide up to 2 hours of Azure Information Protection (AIP) coaching to help you deliver your information protection requirements by appropriately balancing:

  •  Technology

  •  Business needs

  •  Usability.

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Guest Post: 3 tips to achieving a fully governed SharePoint platform

Getting users on board with an information governance strategy is difficult. In fact, it is nearly impossible unless it somehow brings a tangible benefit to their daily activity. They work, they collaborate, they drive the organisation’s results, wouldn’t it be great if all of this could be done in a single, familiar environment that is fully governed? In reality, for any organisation aspiring to maximise efficiency and productivity there is no other option. The great news is that organisations can take a number of simple steps in order to gain a fully governed platform that by nature will steer their users towards maximum productivity within Microsoft SharePoint. 

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Hola... Holacracy and the SharePoint Centre of Excellence

This blog post is written hot on the heels of the latest internet buzz surrounding Zappos (sorry pun intended). The buzz is focussed this time on its CEO, Tony Hsieh’s highly publicised and critiqued decision to throw away traditional business management models, at the online shoe retailer and doing something, well something entirely different!

Zappos is in the process of implementing a non-hierarchical management model known as “holacracy”.

Wikipedia describes it as:

"...a social technology or system of organizational governance in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a fractal holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested at the top of a hierarchy."

Holacracy isn't a new concept, with the term derived from the term holarchy, coined by Arthur Koestler in his 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. But Zappos is one of the first large organisations (circa 1,500 employees) to start to adopt the approach and to already be showing signs of success.

Interestingly, there are also some similarities with the culture and organisational structure of Gore (the designers of Gore-Tex etc.). Within Gore they have implemented what they call a team-based, flat lattice Organisation 'structure', but that’s not the focus of this discussion.

Why do I have an interest in these alternate management and organisational culture models?

Why do I think there is any relevance at all to SharePoint?

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2 New SharePoint Awesomeness Training Sessions - Disruption & Governance

This post has been a long time coming, I've had on my mind for the last 12 months that I want to bring my thinking and approaches out into the open in a more formal manner and run some 'training' courses in the key areas that I consult in. 

I'll have some news in the next month or so about a Requirements Facilitation course I'm planning, but for now I want to formally announce the birth of two new courses:

  • Disruptive SharePoint Approaches - 1 Day
  • Disruptive SharePoint Governance for the Masses - 2 days

The titles are subject to change but hopefully allude with sufficient clarity what the sessions are focused on.

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Disrupting SharePoint Saturday UK 2013

Yay Smiley Face!

SharePoint Saturday 2013 is finally here, if you're sitting on the fence as to whether to spend a day of your hard earned weekend geeking out with your SharePoint peers then please let me encourage you to make that jump and book your train, put fuel in the car, grab a lift from someone, cycle (be careful the A5 is a bloody busy road) or whatever.

Just be there! 

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What if IT stopped funding SharePoint projects?

 

Public Service Announcement:

"Your IT department is no longer going to fund any SharePoint 
projects for this organisation"

Boom!

Now what? 

After the initial panic, and believe me there will be a huge uproar in your organisation, when the dust settles and we calm the f*ck down, will it really be as bad as we first thought?

I don't think so...

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