LTA staff have been ‘under the hood’ with SharePoint since 2006, both at the AFSC and the National Aquarium. We have developed insight and skills relating to the issues around Audience and Permissions – one key to a well-ordered SP site. We have helped to design, develop and/or implement the navigational structures – Top Links, Room Guides, Quick Launch, Room Navigation, and Audience Banners –  that provide users with easy to understand cues to get to their destination.

We have built forms with InfoPath and linked them to Lists and Calendars.

We have worked extensively with the Workflow feature in SharePoint, building Program Lists, Compliance Lists and Complex Process Dashboards.

We use PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint to dynamically retrieve up-to-date data from multiple sources and display that data in both reports and graphical displays.

We also use Visio to provide easy to follow flowcharts for complex processes.

Building a Compliance List in SharePoint

This is a project in continuous development and will carry on well into 2014. We are working closely with the International Programs (IP) leadership team at the AFSC to create the IP Compliance List in the Star Cafe.

This will allow involved staff to track, be alerted to, and manage compliance issues related to the AFSC’s work around the world. Compliance issues are numerous and include Country Registration and keeping staff visas up to date.

LTA has worked with that team to develop the details of the full set of compliance issues and Peter is working to develop the business processes and workflows that will record and track the steps, and send alerts to the appropriate staff when any compliance issue hits the radar.

IP views this as a pilot project that will be expanded to cover compliance issues across the AFSC.