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Staffing and People Mappings

After we've talked about Roles and Responsibilities, now it's time to talk about how you want to staff people around SharePoint and then map the teams to identified people. The model can vary from a place to another.

Staffing

One more commonly overlooked component of a successful implementation is staffing. Architects and administrators usually do a good job creating a bill of goods for hardware and software, but they often forget to secure funding for personnel to adequately develop and maintain systems. SharePoint can consume a large amount of human resources if used to its full potential. Understand what types of dedicated personnel are required in the beginning, and start getting stakeholders' support immediately. The table below offers a suggested staffing schedule for you to consider. (Note: F = One full time person and P = One part time person.)

Staff position

Medium to Large farm

System Administrator

P

Backup Administrator

P

SharePoint Farm Administrator

F

SQL Administrator

P

Active Directory Resource(s)

P

Enterprise Site Collections Administrator

P F

Enterprise Security Administrator

P

Site Owner

F

Developer

P F

Product Management

P

Program Management

P

Architecture

P

Tester

P

User Experience (SharePoint Designer)

F

Release / Operations

P

 

People

Role

Owner

Secondary

SharePoint Team

System Administrator

   

 Operation Team

Backup Administrator

   

 Operation Team

SharePoint Farm Administrator

   

Operation Team

SQL Administrator

   

Operation Team

Active Directory Resource(s)

   

Operation Team

Enterprise Site Collections Administrator

   

Operation Team

Enterprise Security Administrator

   

Support Team

Intranet Portal

   

Operation Team

Support Team

Site 1

     

Site 2

     

Site 3

     

Con't

Con't

Con't

Con't

Developer

   

Development Team

Product Management

   

Development Team

Program Management

   

Development Team

Architecture

   

Development Team

Tester

   

Development Team

User Experience

(SharePoint Designer)

   

Development Team

Release / Operations

   

Development Team

Operational Team

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