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.)
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?
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.