Chapter 4. Planning for Business Governance

Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard said, “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” If he lived in this century, Kierkegaard could have been talking about SharePoint governance—the most misunderstood and misrepresented concept in the SharePoint space! Though everyone seems to have a different definition for governance, we all seem to agree that it’s one of the most important success factors for a SharePoint deployment. It’s a bit like the story of the blind men and the elephant1—everyone has a different perspective.

1. If you have never heard this story, a good explanation is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant ...

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