Meet KIM and TIM

Have you met KIM and TIM already ?

They are the most valuable SharePoint people in your organisation!

Those names are acronyms ofcourse, sprouted from the mind of a customer. I liked them so much, I am writing it up on my blog and will reuse them in future projects.

KIM is the knowledge information manager, and is the business manager who is responsible for keeping the information up to date.

TIM is the technical information manager, the person from IT who makes sure that SharePoint keeps playing nice.

Those 2 people are the heart of your SharePoint (Governance) team.

Meet KIM
Meet KIM

Meet TIM
Meet TIM
SharePoint Business owner

Information architect
President of Business governance meetings
Member of technical governance meetings
Decides on business functionality
Makes sure everything sticks together
writes guidelines/policies
Creates and gives training and coaching
Communicates on vision, policy, changes, …

SharePoint platform owner

Technical SharePoint specialist
Member of Business governance meetings
President of technical governance meetings
Advises ICT management on the SharePoint platform
Advises operational governance teams
Partners and consults with KIM on technical requirements/issues / bugs / solutions
Keeps contact with external parties for maintenance / interventions / bugs / SLA’s
Decides when to implement what service packs / extra addons / upgrades
Performs platform health checks

So invite them for a coffee next time you see them wandering around in your organisation!

About: Marijn

Marijn Somers (MVP) has over 14 years experience in the SharePoint world, starting out with SP2007. Over the years the focus has grown to Office 365, with a focus on collaboration and document management. He is a business consultant at Balestra and Principal Content Provider for "Mijn 365 Coach" that offers dutch employee video training. His main work tracks are around user adoption, training and coaching and governance. He is also not afraid to dig deeper in the technicalities with PowerShell, adaptive cards or custom formatting in lists and libraries. You can listen to him on the biweekly "Office 365 Distilled" podcast.