SharePoint for Oil & Gas Companies

I've recently been working with a couple of oil and gas companies to develop SharePoint sites, so I built our a demonstration of the way that industry could use SharePoint.

Human Centered Design and SharePoint

I’m grateful that a consulting partner of mine recently introduced me to IDEO’s Human Centered Design (HCD) technique. I think it is an outstanding approach for building anything of value, and I’ve been working through applying the nuance of that system to our SharePoint engagements. (Read the HCD toolkit here.) What is Human Centered Design? … Continue reading Human Centered Design and SharePoint

SharePoint as a net add

When SharePoint is an additional tool instead of a replacement for an old tool, adoption can be tough. Most of us are heads down, just trying to get through the day, so we greet new things with skepticism and disinterest. SharePoint might be worthy of investing some time, but that's the one thing an employee … Continue reading SharePoint as a net add

SharePoint Committees

The impetus behind implementing SharePoint for many companies is empowering users to solve their own communication problems.  With SharePoint, end users, who see the problems first hand, can address them immediately without moving up the chain. Educating users on both what SharePoint can do and how it does it is obviously very important, but this … Continue reading SharePoint Committees

SharePoint Hierarchy of Needs

Adapted from a longer MCS blog article on the SharePoint Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs considers Food and Shelter as more important than self-esteem and creativity on his Hierarchy of Needs. SharePoint sites have a similar order to their priorities. Focus on these needs in the right order or you’ll end up with … Continue reading SharePoint Hierarchy of Needs