How to create a No-Fail plan for your SharePoint or Office 365 implementation

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.” It turns out this quote originated many years after the death of Lincoln, but I believe the sentiment is valid.   Many SharePoint projects that WebVine run are not the first[…]

Enough about me, what do you think about me?

Second only to firing an employee, managers rate formal performance reviews as the task they dislike the most. It often feels forced and awkward, delivering criticism in a constructive way is extremely difficult, and the formal appraisal process takes up huge amounts of time particularly for those with multiple direct reports. We’re not even sure[…]

Managing stakeholders for a successful intranet launch

If you have recently survived an intranet planning meeting, you can appreciate the difficulties faced by our international peacekeepers, trying to achieve harmony when each party sees different issues, prioritises divergent outcomes and often seem to be speaking another language. The machinations of Rocketman pale in comparison. Managing shifting internal priorities and disagreements between stakeholders[…]