Committing Sponsorship and Ownership of Customizations

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

—James Arthur Baldwin

In this chapter, I focus on the idea of sponsorship for your SharePoint service. I start by looking at sponsorship in a general SharePoint sense, and then I look at sponsorship specifically as it relates to customizations such as custom developed components and even end-user site customizations. As I review sponsorship of customizations, I walk through an approach to establish a policy that links sponsorship to any server customization. I also offer guidance on requiring ...

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