I hope to write a book about this topic that will come out sometime next summer, but for the record – here is my working thesis:
A SharePoint deployment will surface business model and/or cultural dysfunction in the organization. This is due to breadth and depth of most SharePoint deployments. No other software – perhaps other than e-mail or a home grown application – will have as wide a “touch and feel” as SharePoint in most organizations. Hence, the logic that something this impactful in bringing change to an organization will also surface that organization”s dysfunction.
OK – so there you have it. I”ve presented this several times already and have yet to have anyone push back on it. I”m working on several white papers and ideas that will flesh this out in book format. As details warrant – I”ll post them here, including introductory and draft white papers that will form the book.
Bill English, CEO