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26Jun

The competency model

  • The competency model

Contrary to what some people think, incompetence is not a bad thing. It’s merely a phase one goes through on the way to being competent in a new skill; enter the competency model…. Personally I love this model. It’s simple, has many applications but most of all it just makes sense.

26Jun

Life before, during and after Sharepoint

  • Life before, during and after Sharepoint

Think First: Strategic Planning Having done a great deal of SharePoint implementation work in recent times, it’s been a welcome change to spend the last couple of months working on strategic plans, roadmaps and reviews. Developing or refreshing any strategy is always interesting and intellectually challenging, and the diversity of requirements, expectations and issues that manifest from one company to the next is endlessly fascinating.

26Jun

Enterprise BI Strategy

  • Enterprise BI Strategy

More often than not, when an Enterprise considers a new BI Strategy, that strategy starts, and sometimes ends, with a reporting tool selection process. Based primarily on new and improved reporting tools, with all the bells and whistles, Senior Executives and managers tend to converge on products that offer responsive high level metrics on the go.

26Jun

Top 10 tips for success with Sharepoint #10

  • Sharepoint

The best advice I can give anyone for success with SharePoint over the long term is to embrace it and enjoy the journey. Journey? That’s right, just like business itself, SharePoint isn’t something you every really finish, but is always a work in progress.  Sometimes a journey can be a drag, it’s true (uncomfortable beds/bedfellows, dubious food, forever packing up and moving on to the next location and usually just when you feel most settled, communication issues, etc.). But being open to exploration and discovery can bring substantial rewards.