Governance planning in SharePoint 2013


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2018-01-27

Summary:Find resources about governance in SharePoint 2013. Learn about governing IT services, information management, and application management.

Governance is the set of policies, roles, responsibilities, and processes that control how an organization's business divisions and IT teams work together to meet organizational goals.

The following downloadable resources, including a poster and articles on TechNet, help you understand governance and get started on a governance plan that will work for your organization.

Download the following poster to view an introduction to governance in SharePoint 2013.


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What is governance? poster

Download the PDF version or Visio version.

A poster you can download in PDF or Visio format. It shows the major governance areas (IT governance, information management, and application management) and summarizes the key information you need to understand about each area.

Click the article title to read it online. These articles are updated as new information becomes available and as we receive feedback on them.


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What is governance in SharePoint 2013?

Learn about governance as an essential part of a successful SharePoint deployment and the various components of an organization’s governance plan.

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IT governance in SharePoint 2013

Learn about key factors in governing a SharePoint service and what to include in a service-level agreement.

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Information management and governance in SharePoint 2013

Learn how to plan effective information architecture to ensure that your solution meets your business needs.

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Application management and governance in SharePoint 2013

Learn how to govern applications for SharePoint 2013. This includes how to create a customization policy. It also includes information about the app model, branding, and life-cycle management.