IMKnowledge.net is Wayne's Blog spot. Dedicated to varied and sundry interest:
- Cloud Computing and Office 365 solutions
- SharePoint Implementation, Governance, and Strategy.
- Training and helping others to learn about SharePoint or other technologies.
- Microsoft Online Services Partner.
- Project management
Wayne Hammons, has provided enterprise class solutions for medium and large corporations for the last 17 years. Cloud based services provides an opportunity to envision the same level of customized computer services to organizations of any size.Wayne has specialized in using SharePoint to streamlining business processes.
Interested in SharePoint, I am interested in hearing your story.
The Lynch Pin
I need to reach out to the lynch pin of your organization. This role is obviously not a job title but you probably already know who I am talking about. This is the person who knows what is going on in you r company. They wield more influence then their position title provides. They bleed the company colors.
I am talking about the person that has made it their business to know what is going on throughout the organization. They understand the interconnectedness of the various individual departments. They know how things are done. They often know how to get things done better but lack the tools to accomplish what they envision.
Why do I need to reach out to them? They hold the key to SharePoint success. SharePoint is a business tool. Very few Information Technology people have the kind of understanding of the business to make the most out of SharePoint. They get bogged down on the technical minutia of details around security, roles, metadata, and administration. These are really very important and necessary for reliability and sustainability. However, value is driven by utilization.
The Lynch Pin person knows how to glean value. They have often chiseled solutions out of Information Technology crumbs, like Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. There solutions were praised by peers as innovative. On the other hand they were cursed by Information Technology as not meeting some corporate standard.
I feel you. I have managed small team of clinical staff and had to eek out automation as I could find it. I turned into an Info Tech guy and feel for them too. SharePoint is my dream tool. I can work magic routing documents, managing list of information, creating specialized views and reports. I can do this really quickly. I can do this while helping IT maintain the integrity and reliability of there servers and standards. The Lynch Pin will be able to maintain and expand on my work bringing ever increasing value to the organization