A big thank you to all the folks who came out yesterday to the first ever SharePoint Saturday in Hartford! The event was sold out and many of the sessions were standing room only. The folks from New Horizons, Third M, and CTDOTNET did a great job organizing and running the event.
I presented the SharePoint Maturity Model (an updated version of the one I released on End User SharePoint back in November), and I want to extend a very special thank you to the attendees from my audience who turned in their SMM self-evaluations. Your results are the seed of a data model that I plan to expand and build out in the coming months and years, to be a resource for those who are looking for answers to questions like:
- "For my industry and company size, how far along are similar organizations with their SharePoint implementations?"
- "After n years of SharePoint use, where do companies typically fall in the maturity model?"
- "Is maturity correlated with number of years of SharePoint use, with SharePoint version year, or with investment in Enterprise vs. Standard?"
Although the data set is small and limited in the industries covered, I'd like to share yesterday's results here to give a sense of the potential of this assessment:
That last graph is making me smile - the insurance companies (which reported tens of thousands of users) are further along with their business process maturity, whereas the IT Consulting firms are big on the customizations - shocker!
My presentation from yesterday can be found on SlideShare.
Thank you again to everyone, it was a great day!