We recently published the following sample governance plans:

Sample governance plan (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=163922) for an intranet portal deployment based on Office SharePoint 2007. The plan, written by Joel Oleson with contributors John Ross, Jennifer Mason, and Paul Culmsee, can help you identify key considerations for planning this scenario.

Sample governance plan (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162416) for a SharePoint Internet presence deployment based on Office SharePoint 2007. The plan, written by Joel Oleson and Nicola Young, can help you identify key considerations for planning an Internet presence scenario.

The following list shows several elements that should be part of your governance plan:

·         Lines of ownership for business and technical teams.

·         Service delivery requirements for business and IT. 

·         Information architecture.

·         Levels of support.

·         Education and training plan.

The sample plans provide more detailed descriptions of these and other elements you should consider. 

To find more governance articles and tools, visit our Governance Resource Center.

If you have ideas for governance topics, or want to comment on our existing content, please let me know.

Thank you,

Judy Cowan

Writer, SharePoint Enterprise Solutions UA