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Old School Service Delivery - is it dead?

There are a few things that I am really proud of, in the work space, my pride lies in the service I deliver. If a client is willing to put down a sum of money for my time, training and experience, then I believe that I should do whatever I can to deliver what the client wants. Give me reasonable requests and timelines and you will get something great. That's my promise. It's an attitude that I am proud of, it helps me sleep at night, it makes me wake up in the morning full of energy. I go to work, eager to resolve the tasks on my plate, and once delivered, within the timeframes originally agreed upon, I have this great sense of satisfaction, that puts me on a well deserved high.Doesn't everyone work like this? I mean, seriously, if there is no pride in your work, why do you do it? What makes you wake up in the morning? What drives you? How do you get your well deserved, satisfying high? I am asking this question because, I am interviewing allot of people lately (F…

Assisting business in migrating content

More specifically, assisting the business in migrating content from an old HTML/ASP/ASP.NET website to a new SharePoint site.

These old site are probably 10 years old, filled with out of date data, poorly updated, with no owners or any accountable members. When migrating you want to provide the end users with the following

Content is current and updated regularyPermissions are assigned and maintainedContent is easy to findContent and site is inviting
in otherwords, everything that the current site is not providing!!

So how do you do it? Well, depending on your timelines, the following approach proved successful.

Identify the taxonomy of the new siteidentify owners of each node of the taxonomyGet them all in one room and prepare them for whats to comeProvide simple templates that will help the owners get content in the strucutre that matches the pre-defined taxonomy (define restrictions and governance rules of the sharepoint site)Give the owners time to populate the templates with content…