Help! I’m a SharePoint ECM Specialist
I’ve been very aware of something for awhile now…
And that is “I don’t know where I fit in”.
However, it wasn’t until recently when I read Nick Inglis’ blog post that I really came to realise that my “problem” is actually not an uncommon one.
Categorized as Other
In his post, Nick comments that when he’s speaking at a SharePoint event, he often gets categorized under “Other“.
This is because (as he states):
Plausible SharePoint Roles
The Salem Consulting Group have made a list of “plausible” SharePoint roles. I have listed them below, and have added a quick description in between parentheses. These include:
(Note – The original post (authored by Ian McNeice) from Salem offers a more detailed description of these roles. The link is at the end of this post.)
What’s an Information Professional?
In Nick’s post, he describes an “Information Professional“.
Looking at Ian’s list, I think the closest role that matches this is the “Information Architect”.
This is the person who insists on maintaining correct classifications, taxonomies, etc while has expertise in document management, version control techniques, data retention polices, publication and archiving practices.
Being prompted by Nick’s post, and then looking through Ian’s post has certainly help me better “label” myself.
It was hard to describe
Prior to this, even though I have worked in the Document Management field for over 10 years, I could never find a way of describing my skill set to a “SharePointy” (is that what you call a SharePoint fan?). I can set up, and administer SharePoint sites. I can design user interfaces. I can set up farms, as well as write kick-ass documentation. But I could do more than that.
Thanks to Nick and Ian, I’m going to go and update my LinkedIn profile.
- Nick’s Post “Excluding the Information Professional in SharePoint“
- Ian’s Post “The Key Skill Roles of SharePoint“
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