Soulsailor Consulting Ltd

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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Awesome SharePoint Governance workshop Announced

This 2 day collaborative training course will seek to open your eyes to a more appropriate, holistic and sustainable approach to delivering SharePoint Governance for your customers and in your organisation.

The course is based on the content presented in my book 'The SharePoint Governance Manifesto'.

You get 2 days of intensive, fun and collaborative theory and practical activities guaranteed to steer you towards your SharePoint vision.

As well as a positively disruptive course you'll get a copy of the paperback and eBook versions of 'The SharePoint Governance Manifesto'.

This course is not technical, we won't be building stuff on laptops, we won't be coding, configuring servers or even looking at SharePoint screens.

This course will not be boring, it won't just be me reading from slides, I want to discuss, collaborate, challenge and disrupt you.

We will be learning, listening, talking, sketching, whiteboarding and thinking...Most of all we will be positively disrupting the way you think about and implement SharePoint Governance.

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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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One Step Forward... A review of Microsoft's latest SharePoint Governance guidance

One step forward... No steps back.... <phew>

This is a good news blog post.

As you will undoubtedly know I have my own, very clear (I hope) perspectives about what SharePoint Governance really means.

Historically, Microsoft's guidance has been very IT and technical feature based and I have been unhappy with its contents and effectively the lack of guidance they have offered.

With this latest release of it's SharePoint 2013 Governance Guidance (November 19th 2013), things haven't changed as much as I would have liked, but there are definite significant signs of things moving in the right direction, it articulates Governance in a less techie way and I haven't found myself shouting at my screen quite as much!

The purpose of this blog post is to run through the contents and highlight my perspective of where it works and where it falls short and also, I hope, articulate some pointers to other content and approaches that will help you on your Governance journey.

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Stop Reading Techie Books!

This blog post has come about because for far too long technology consultants have been very myopic in their learning... Technologies, such as SharePoint, Yammer or whatever platform you choose are in the scheme of the universe, very very immature. 

As consultants we need to open our minds to what's new out there as well as what has been done before outside of our specialism, outside of technology and well and truly outside of our comfort zone! 

This ever updating blog post will serve to be the source of books that I recommend that you should consider reading soon...

Grab a beer, coffee, cup of tea and expand your techie mind: 

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Soulsailor Consulting in the G-Cloud!

​Some awesome news if you are a Government / Public Sector organisation looking to procure positively disruptive cloud services for collaboration and social business platforms such as SharePoint and Yammer. I have now officially been accepted onto the G-Cloud programme

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Knowledge Kaizen with Yammer and SharePoint

‘Kaizen’ is a Japanese word term for continuous improvement. In order to maintain a healthy, business aligned and valuable knowledge platform, there is a need to have clear alignment across all knowledge sources on an on-going basis, for a typical large organisation this can be spread across:

  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Enterprise Social.

For the purpose of this blog post, let’s assume that these services will be delivered by SharePoint (knowledge and collaboration) and Yammer (Enterprise Social) and yes I know that there is cross-over between those platforms.

Experience shows that the area that will reap most value from continuous improvement is:

  • Search
  • Meta Data.

For the purpose of this post we will be looking at Knowledge from an Information Governance perspective and focus the scope on proactive management and maintenance of meta data.


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