Next White Paper Outline: Featured Based Techniques for SharePoint

Featured Based Techniques for SharePoint

Brian K Seitz


What are Feature Based Techniques?

Why are Feature Based Techniques important to SharePoint?

Feature Based Requirements Techniques

Problems with old methods

  • Overly administrative
  • Slow to delivery, Slow to receive benefits
  • Complex relationships difficult to represent

Problems with new methodologies (Agile)

  • Disconnected from rest of enterprise, unless significant administrative activity is created and fostered
  • Leaves islands of automation to be cleaned up later (tomorrow never comes on my watch)
  • Does not take advantage of economies of scale unless reuse policy and processes are in place and enforced

Why Information Architecture Feature Based Requirements

  • Feature Based design is not new (Mechanical Engineering)
  • What’s new Requirements based on creating Information Architecture Features
  • Mapping Information Architecture Features to SharePoint Features (Best Practice for Reuse)
  • SharePoint is a Feature Based system and most design work is centered around configuring features

 Feature Based Requirements

Functional Features

Information Features

Creating a Requirements Matrix

Feature Based Design

Mapping between Requirement and Design Features

SharePoint Features (components)

Web parts



Calendar (List)

Document Library


Site Collection


Feature Based Quality Assurance

Feature Based Training


About briankseitz
I live in PacNW in a small town and work for Microsoft as a Enterprise strategy and architecture SME. I enjoy solving big complex problems, cooking and eating, woodworking and reading. I typically read between 4-8 business and technology books a month.

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