RE: SharePoint administration

Subject: RE: SharePoint administration
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com>
To: "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 10:50:48 -0700

Thank you everyone for your responses. I appreciate the input and I will
keep this handy and for those that said I could respond to them
directly, offlist, I may do that. Thank you.

I feel that management is supportive of my concern not to be set up to
fail, so to speak. Hopefully, that confidence is not mistaken. It seems
as if they are allocating enough existing resources to support the
project, and outsourcing when necessary for additional help. The
majority of content management work will be spread through designated
content owners within the company. At least that is the plan today.

We'll see what the prez says when he sees our recommendations.

Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+claire -dot- conant=digeo -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+claire -dot- conant=digeo -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of David Loveless
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 2:10 PM
To: List,Techwriter
Subject: Re: SharePoint administration

Perhaps it is 13 lines long, but as a former experience-ee (word?) of
this exact situation with SharePoint, I would also have written a
13-line sentence of rantings. :-)

I posted off-list earlier describing many of the exact problems I
faced, but to sum up...

SharePoint was a nightmare. Not because of the system (SharePoint's
actually pretty cool), but my company assumed *I* could handle it
alone and just absorb it into my duties. And indeed, I began looking
for a new job soon after. By the time I left, SharePoint was so abused
and disorganized that the quest for a *new* solution was immediately

Without providing for the internal structure, any project is doomed to
fail. It's simple math. If you work 40 hours a week on Project A, you
cannot add X hours from Project B and still get 40 hours a week. You
have to compensate somewhere.

So, Gene my friend, please rant on. I even gave you a full-throated
"Hallelujah" and an "Amen" at the end!



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