Friday is my last day running the SharePoint team for what I’ve been calling my 2 year mission with the LDS church. It’s been a great opportunity to give back. I’ve been lucky to have been able to serve with an incredible SharePoint Team as the Solutions Manager… (Equivalent to Director in most organizations.) Our solution team is made up of design, development, Q&A, engineering, operations, project, and product management for the solution. Recently the ops and engineering resources were moved under and ops manager, but we continued to manage the resources through a scrum model for both the dev team and the ops and engineering team. This past week we’ve been preparing for the final push to upgrade to SharePoint 2013. We’ve got some great plans to rollout search, incorporate some responsive designs with support for a wide variety of mobile devices, and we’ve finished segregating the data from the most sensitive and secure data to encrypted databases accomplishing the final step in our goals of compliance and data governance.
We’ve been through some amazing times together, highlights include:
I hope to follow up with blog with a couple of recent examples of these projects where we knocked it out of the park.
Over the next week I’ll be looking at my options and praying about what’s next for me and my family. I have been very blessed with some incredible experiences in my life and I do count this last job a real blessing for me and my family. What’s next? I guess we’ll see how it plays out!
I know I don’t want to settle. I’ve got kids that will be going to college in the next few years, so making sure I can provide for the best education is important. I want to do something with big impact. When I first started thinking about what I’d want to do next I was thinking NASA, White House, UN, various federal branches… NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches like that. I do have a dream to be an Ambassador, so if Obama is reading this. I think I need to schedule a visit to the Fed spug! I am open…
I’ve also considered going into the consulting world. I’ve really enjoyed doing vision and strategy on enterprise projects. So, maybe a partner in a consulting group either looking to expand or grow their SharePoint practice. With the right funding I’d consider building a consulting company from the ground up.
I have also been thinking about Marketing and Social Media roles. In all cases, I do need flexibility for speaking and community building at least once a quarter, and ample vacation time with a cool boss.
At this point, I’m entertaining calls and ideas. My last day is Friday, so I’m setting up a variety of appointments. I’ll update this post when I update my resume. I do plan to continue to work with SharePoint.