Climbing the Complexities of SharePoint

March 14, 2012

Although the fine art of rock climbing is lost of me, a good analogy is a well-known educational tool for taking a complicated concept and making it more readily applicable.  Jussi on SharePoint uses the technique in, “Five reasons why SharePoint is like rock climbing.”

The author lays out the analogy:

Rock climbing differs a lot from other traditional sports I did as a teenager in that you need an equal amount of physical strength, technical skills and mental capabilities. If you possess insane core strength and sky-high stamina but lack the mental abilities, it will hinder your evolution as a climber.  In more than one ways rock climbing is so similar to doing SharePoint implementations that I decided to list out five of the most evident feats they share.

The author goes on to describe similarities: planning a route is essential, and just as in climbing the quality and currency of your gear is equally valuable for SharePoint installations.  The author also highlights the importance of working smarter, not harder.  Regarding this last point, working smarter instead of harder, a third-party solution can greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of an existing SharePoint installation.  We like Fabasoft Mindbreeze and its enterprise offerings.

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Emily Rae Aldridge, March 14, 2012

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