The Microsoft Power Platform is a powerful suite of business application tools that allows organizations to create custom solutions for their specific needs. With the ability to build and automate processes, create and analyze data, and design and implement solutions, the Power Platform can help organizations streamline their operations and improve their productivity. However, like any powerful tool, it’s important for organizations to implement good governance practices to ensure that their Power Platform solutions are effective, efficient, and compliant.
Here are some best practices for Power Platform governance:
Develop a clear governance strategy
Before implementing any Power Platform solutions, it’s important for organizations to develop a clear governance strategy. This should include defining the goals and objectives of the Power Platform, establishing roles and responsibilities for Power Platform users, and defining the policies and procedures that will govern the use of the platform.
Create a dedicated Power Platform team
To ensure that the Power Platform is being used effectively and efficiently, it’s important to have a dedicated team of experts who are responsible for managing and maintaining the platform. This team should have a deep understanding of the Power Platform and its capabilities, as well as experience in implementing and supporting Power Platform solutions.
Establish a Power Platform center of excellence
A Power Platform center of excellence (CoE) is a dedicated team or department that is responsible for driving the adoption and optimization of the Power Platform within an organization. The CoE should be responsible for training and supporting Power Platform users, as well as defining and enforcing Power Platform governance policies and procedures.
Implement a robust security model
Security is a crucial aspect of Power Platform governance. Organizations should implement a robust security model that includes authentication and access controls, data encryption, and regular security audits. Additionally, organizations should consider implementing security policies that dictate who has access to which Power Platform components and features.
Monitor and review Power Platform usage
To ensure that the Power Platform is being used effectively, organizations should regularly monitor and review usage of the platform. This can include tracking usage metrics, such as the number of active users, the number of solutions being used, and the overall performance of the platform. Regular review and analysis of these metrics can help organizations identify areas for improvement and optimize their use of the Power Platform.
Kiefer Consulting can help you in implementing Power Platform. We can not emphasize enough, the importance of having governance in place when your organization starts leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform. Hopefully these best practices are helpful in building your Power Platform governance strategy.