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EXCERPT: Customizing SharePoint: Start with the Solution or the Business Problem?

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

Aug 9, 2011 12:54:49 PM

Before you begin adding customization tools to SharePoint to create a solution for your business, you must understand your company’s business problem. In this article, I cover a few important areas you need to address before you look at technology...

via www.cmswire.com

Hear, hear! I couldn't have said it better myself!

In this CMS Wire article, author Jennifer Mason is really just providing a gentle reminder that "You have to know where you're going in order to figure out how you're going to get there" or "Don't put the cart before the horse."

This is a problem that I see businesses struggling with all the time. I've had dozens and dozens of conversations with clients who really want to select a technology language or tool before they've really determined what they're trying to do.

Study this article carefully if you're planning to customize SharePoint or any CMS. You'll save yourself lots of time and frustration, and your end result will be better because you've taken the time to think through your business goals carefully.

Lisa Kirschner
Managing Director, Flair Interactive Services Inc.
Managing Editor, Content 911 Blog

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Topics: Content Management, CMS, flair, CMS Wire, development, Interesting and Useful Sites, CMS Tools, content strategy, jennifer mason, interactive, Miscellaneous, strategy, sharepoint, customize

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