A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

SharePoint Center or Excellence (via Paul Beck)

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Overview: What is a SharePoint Centre of excellence (CoE)? I suppose that all CoE's share the maxim of "Realizing the potential of SharePoint". There are a lot of consulting firms and large organizations claiming to have CoE's. I have come across a lot of different meaning for a SP CoE, ranging from the group CoE being developers that are assigned out on projects; to CoE's providing guidance on development, customizations, infrastructure, processes and IT pro tasks. I'm far more in the advisory/governance camp for a CoE adding the most value.

Sonny Main describes a SharePoint CoE as "In its simplest form a SharePoint CoE is a team of SharePoint experts which promotes collaboration and best practices around SharePoint in order to assist business adoption of SharePoint solutions by establishing and governing information architecture, defining platform strategy, addressing challenges and evolving SharePoint practice/development to economize delivery of SharePoint solutions while mitigating ever increasing security, privacy, regulatory and compliance risks.
The purpose of a successful SharePoint CoE is then to ensure that it remains closely aligned with business strategy by managing Cost, Risk and Adoption of SharePoint."

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