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Jim Rinke

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My name is Jim Rinke. As a SharePoint/Power Platform specialist, I help teams define requirements and build SharePoint and/or Power Platform solutions that ensure users get the information they need when they need it and so they can collaborate more effectively. I train the users and support the solutions we create.

I would love to connect with you and see how we can work together!

𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗹𝗲𝘀! Business processes, workflows and automating them are puzzles. I have been solving puzzles as long as I can remember. My love of puzzles is what makes me a great troubleshooter and service provider. Solving problems and making life easier for others makes my day. I am an out-of-the-box thinker and develop creative solutions to challenging problems.

Prior to SharePoint and Power Platform, my primary focus was technical writing, process development and work group facilitation. While corporate intranets developed through the 1990's and early 2000's, my career evolved into Intranet Content Management. Intranets are still the backbone of corporate communications, but the emphasis has shifted from processes and procedures to information flow.

The heart of information flow is the collection of workflows which define business processes. Many business units are too close to the forest to see the trees and consumed by the work at hand. I clear out the weeds and underbrush and help define their workflows, freeing them to conduct business. When we build a solution in SharePoint, then the workflow is managed consistently, information flows correctly, and business users have the decision making tools they need to collaborate more effectively.

In 2007, we began using SharePoint as a document management and reporting tool for Project Management Office (PMO). In time, other groups saw the value SharePoint could provide for information flow and user adoption increased. In 2018 we migrated from SharePoint 2008 to SharePoint Online and began using PowerApps, PowerAutomate (MS Flow), and JSON Custom formatting to greatly simplify usability. We implemented Hub Sites and Communication Sites and began a SharePoint-based corporate intranet. That is still evolving.

Currently, I'm working on Microsoft Power Platform Certification (PL900).