Setting up Team Sites and Publishing Sites.

When I'm approached and asked to just "spin up a site" I stop and ask my end users a few questions. Many users may find themselves confused about what they are looking for. I find it difficult to also shut down someone's enthusiasm to use SharePoint.  It takes some time to work through your end users wishes. I'll include … Continue reading Setting up Team Sites and Publishing Sites.

Planning for next year’s project? Listen to your end users.

It's that time of the year again, strategic planning. Personally, I enjoy this time of the year. The organization as a whole gets to join together and talk through goals, needs, and pain points. Hopefully this isn't the moment when you are beginning to gather your project ideas. If it is, that's okay just get … Continue reading Planning for next year’s project? Listen to your end users.

Two Words: Requirements. Gathering.

Want to clear a room out fast? Mention free pizza. Want to clear a room out fast, and not have a single person come back? Mention requirements gathering. This trend is ongoing and it really doesn't matter what field of work you find yourself in. Requirements gathering is the necessary evil that exists for Business … Continue reading Two Words: Requirements. Gathering.

Hello, World!

Hello! My name is Ashley. After spending many years working around various careers I've stumbled upon a great topic (SharePoint) that I can get excited about to teach people about, and find myself spending countless hours trying to learn more about. In the spring of 2015 I was invited to begin attending meetings with my … Continue reading Hello, World!