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A poorly governed Microsoft 365 environment has a number of characteristics:

  • A lack of governance and access control
  • Cluttered environment that confuses and frustrates end users
  • An inability to properly leverage M365 services based on governance concerns

Governing your environment can bring great benefits:

  • Fully realized Microsoft 365 environment
  • Simple, manageable user experience
  • Security and controlled access
  • Compliance with rules and regulations

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Module 1: Define Goals

The Purpose

  • Develop a plan to assess the capabilities of the Microsoft 365 solution and select licensing for the product.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Microsoft 365 capability assessment (right-size licensing)
  • Acceptable Use Policies
  • Mapped Microsoft 365 controls

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review organizational goals.
  • List of organizational goals
1.2 Evaluate Microsoft 365 capabilities.
1.3 Conduct the Microsoft 365 capability assessment.
1.4 Define user groups.
1.5 Finalize licensing.
  • Targeted licensing decision

Module 2: Build Refined Governance Priorities

The Purpose

  • Leverage the Microsoft 365 governance framework to develop and refined governance priorities.
  • Build a SharePoint acceptable use policy and define SharePoint controls.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Refined governance priorities
  • List of SharePoint controls
  • SharePoint acceptable use policy

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Explore the Microsoft 365 Framework.
2.2 Conduct governance priorities refinement exercise.
  • Refined governance priorities
2.3 Populate the Microsoft 365 control map (SharePoint).
  • SharePoint control map
2.4 Build acceptable use policy (SharePoint).
  • Sharepoint acceptable use policy

Module 3: Control Microsoft 365

The Purpose

  • Implement governance priorities for OneDrive and Teams.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Clearly defined acceptable use policies for OneDrive and Teams
  • List of OneDrive and Teams controls

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Populate the Microsoft 365 Control Map (OneDrive).
  • OneDrive controls
3.2 Build acceptable use policy (OneDrive).
  • OneDrive acceptable use policy
3.3 Populate the Microsoft 365 Control Map (Teams).
  • Teams controls
3.4 Build acceptable use policy (Teams).
  • Teams acceptable use policy

Module 4: SOW Walkthrough

The Purpose

Build a plan to communicate coming changes to the productivity environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

Communication plan covering SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Build SharePoint one pager.
  • SharePoint one pager
4.2 Build OneDrive one pager.
  • OneDrive one pager
4.3 Build Teams one pager.
  • Teams one pager
4.4 Finalize communication plan.
  • Overall finalized communication plan

Module 5: Communicate and Implement

The Purpose

  • Finalize deliverables and plan post-workshop communications.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Completed Microsoft 365 governance plan
  • Finalized deliverables

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Completed in-progress deliverables from previous four days.
  • Completed acceptable use policies
  • Completed control map
  • Completed communication plan
  • Completed licensing decision
5.2 Set up review time for workshop deliverables and to discuss next steps.
5.3 Validate governance with stakeholders.
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