SharePoint for the Social Enterprise

Autumn 2012 I was able to speak at a conference named Congres SharePoint organised by Entopic.

Success Factors Implementing Social Enterprise Platform. Flexibility, Ease of Use, Demand Driven, Individual Value

The conference was not a typical SharePoint conference with a lot of technical sessions, but more about how to implement and embed SharePoint in organisations.

My session was about implementing and adopting the social features of SharePoint in your organisation. What are success factors and how to deal with fears. On the basis of a simple ‘customer-to-lead’ scenario I showed some examples of social features in SharePoint 2013. At the end of the session there were some good questions asked by the attendees. If you have some questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

The session was recorded and will be soon avaible on the internet.

I would like to thank all the attendees of the session. You can download the slides by clicking the link below.
SharePoint Congres – SharePoint voor de Social Enterprise


The SharePoint Traffic Light Model

The customizations of SharePoint are very extensive. Problems can be solved on multiple ways. This broad perspective leads to issues. It is not always clear why that solution is choosen. The communication about the different solutions with customers, partners or collegues is sometimes difficult. It should be better if we talk about the same solution and the impact of that solution should be clear. Therefore is the SharePoint Traffic Light Model.

Traffic Light Model
Traffic Light Model

The SharePoint Traffic Light Model divides the different type of customizations tot the colors of a the traffic light. The model is understanding for everybody. With model you can take responsiblity for the choosen solution. The model will also tell something about the impact.

There is a tension between the orange and red customizations. Its the tension between the possibilities of a standard product and the wish of the customer. With orange customizations it is most of the times possible to make an approach to the customers wish. You bounded to the limits of the standard product features (i.e. dataview of content query web part, site definitions. With red customizations you can realize the wish of the customer.With the model you can explain and take resposibility of the impact and possibilities of the solution.

If you want more information about the model please contact me.
If you have remarks on the model, don’t hesitate to make a comment!