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Riding the SharePoint Highway

Posted by John Laub on May 14, 2019 4:54:38 PM
had the opportunity to test drive a Tesla Model S while at the SharePoint conference in Boston in 2016 and I walked away feeling like I had just jumped into a time machine into the future. Driving down Interstate 90 at 70 miles per hour without my hands on the wheel was an exhilarating experience, and the autopilot performed flawlessly. In fact, it might have performed too well. I was surprised by how quickly I started to trust the technology that made the skills needed to drive a busy highway—skills that once took years to learn—seem…obsolete. …Or did it?   
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Simplifying SharePoint Governance

Posted by John Laub on May 14, 2019 4:54:05 PM

We work with a lot of SharePoint clients, so we’ve seen sites that were well-governed and others that look like the wild west. SharePoint is a platform that can do a lot of different “stuff,” but a well-thought-out governance plan is undeniably important. But SharePoint governance has become more of a buzz phrase, and it’s bigger than it needs to be. (If you’ve been assigned a SharePoint governance policy, then you might feel a little like Frodo carrying the burden of the Ring.)  

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Why Knowing "How long it will take" Conflicts with Agile

Posted by John Laub on May 14, 2019 4:50:21 PM

We had a client recently that asked, "why don't you know how long it will take?" Along with its cousin question "how much will it cost?" I want to explain the agile perspective on this in more detail. On-time delivery has always been the heart of project management, so as organizations move toward agile, naturally they need to be on time comes along for the ride. The question is, should it?

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5 Reasons We Develop Using an Agile Mindset

Posted by John Laub on May 14, 2019 4:49:51 PM

Developing a custom solution isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s the right choice, and other times it makes more sense to go off-the-shelf. But, when it does make sense, history and industry standards suggest we assume what the industry has termed an Agile mindset.

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