Gartner Research

Eight Governance Patterns for SharePoint, Intranets and Portals That Can Jump-Start Governance Efforts

Published: 16 May 2013

ID: G00239853

Analyst(s): Craig Roth


Each organization's website governance should differ to reflect unique structure, history, culture, goals and personalities. This research provides website governance authors patterns, techniques and anti-patterns to decrease time to governance and improve chances of success.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability
  • Related Guidance
  • Gartner Definitions

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Website Governance Interview Questionnaire
    • Pattern Selection
  • Pattern 1: Governance in Organizations With IT Governance
  • Pattern 2: Clean-Slate Governance
  • Pattern 3: Governance to Clean Up a Mess
  • Pattern 4: Governance With Weak Central Authority
  • Pattern 5: Governance in Regulated Environments
  • Pattern 6: Governance in Small Organizations
  • Pattern 7: Governance Versus a Maverick
  • Pattern 8: Iron Fortress, Bustling Village
  • Techniques
    • Timelines
    • Stepping Stones
    • Chain of Authority

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Anti-patterns
    • Anti-pattern 1: Stock SOG
    • Anti-pattern 2: Blue-Sky SOG
    • Anti-pattern 3: The Administrator's Guide Labeled as "Governance"

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