About Laura Calaway

Laura has more than 20 years of information technology experience from multiple industries and has worked as both technologist and change management lead. Her focus is on enterprise technology initiatives requiring extensive business process re-design and organizational alignment, usually in a global environment

Office 365 Groups?? PAAAAAAARTY!!! (by the rules)

By |2017-05-23T10:35:16-06:00June 16th, 2015|IT Strategy & Implementation, Operational & Process Improvement, SharePoint Adoption|

Warning: this post compares governance to partying… proceed at your own risk! As expected, Microsoft had several exciting announcements at Ignite, including unveiling their evolving Office 365 Groups capability. Groups shift the focal point of sites from a physical “town square” metaphor – where everyone gathers around a central piazza [...]

Sink The Boats And Burn The Bridges!

By |2017-05-23T10:31:49-06:00April 7th, 2014|SharePoint Adoption|

It’s a centuries-old lesson. Be it to compel loyalty to the cause, force a confrontation, or show confidence in the path forward, military leaders have been known to scuttle ships and destroy bridges to make retreat impossible. While not nearly as historic as Alexander the Great or Hernán Cortés, we [...]

You Can’t Adopt SharePoint

By |2017-05-23T10:32:45-06:00March 27th, 2014|SharePoint Adoption|

Much has been written about adopting SharePoint as a collaboration tool, a workflow engine, a communication vehicle. Countless slides have been written, training and coaching sessions offered, and Power Users designated. But in the end, these campaigns fail if they focus on SharePoint the platform, instead of how SharePoint is [...]

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