Get In The Sky is all about Office 365 and SharePoint in general. I have been working with and around SharePoint and Office 356/BPOS since 2008. Working with SharePoint Technologies, lets me fill lots of different roles. Here is a brief description of those roles and how I approach them in a SharePoint Project. Sometimes I do all the roles at once and sometimes I do a combination.
In my role as the Classic SharePoint Consultant, I work with the client in figuring out what to expect from their SharePoint Solution. I take the Clients side of the table, when my client needs a big solution and does not possess the technical skills to differentiate all the different solutions that are in the market. Consulting often means a lot of meetings, presentations for third party developers and most of times it means me asking many questions. I help companies develop a description of what they need out of their SharePoint investment.
The Consulting role requires me to have a very deep understanding of the business and its organizational needs. In this role, I bridge the gap between a client with no SharePoint knowledge and the developers, which may not get the organizations challenges.
In the role as Technical Project Manager, I manage a team of freelancers and are responsible for driving the project home. I am a PRINCE2 certified Project Manager and I make use of the great PRINCE2 model for SharePoint projects. As the Technical Project Manager I am using a lot of the same skillset as when I function as Consultant. I bridge the gap between the technical team and management. However, as a Project Manager I also use every tool in my toolbox to get the project done, on budget and on time.
In the role as SharePoint Infrastructure Architect, I do all the things that make SharePoint run efficiently. That means sometimes I consolidate multiple farms into one or I Analyze a SharePoint installation and document the whole Farm from top to bottom. I install and setup SharePoint Farms to the specifications, the client gives me. In short, that means that, this is where I get inside the engine room and tune all the parts that make a SharePoint farm run.
I really enjoy teaching. It is one of the things I’m most passionate about. Whether is blogposting, webinars or creating DYI-videos I like giving my knowledge to those who need it. Most of the training I offer is targeted towards the businessusers, who needs to understand SharePoint/Office 365 and want to know how to work with it.
- MCTS: 70-667 – Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Configuring
- MCTS: 70-630 – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring
- PRINCE2 Foundation APMG-International, Licence 02447729-01-1NQ3