Category Archives: "FAQ"

What is your pricing model?
My pricing goal is to make the Straighten The Maze reports within reach for any business.  Pricing focuses on value and affordability. You’re never going to make everyone happy with it, so I’ve focused on being fair. I've used value-based pricing--this means the price is based on the [...]
What action can I take now?
I get that you're working on the rest of the reports, but what can I do now? Buy the Architecture Report and prepare yourself for important discussions There’s tons of details to understand and work-through related to the CORE intranet, start to familiarize yourself with them.  The [...]
Do I need all the reports, or can I just buy one?
Save where you can and splurge where you need to.  That's my motto for most projects. Absolutely, you should just purchase what you need.  The reports are meant to work independently, as well as together, so just buy what you need. If you totally have your act together with metadata and [...]
How much will the reports cost?
I know some reports are still being written, but I need to understand the full nut before I can commit to buying my first Report. I know that you need to understand what you’re getting yourself into.  Purchasing decision makers need to have a complete picture before committing to buy the [...]
Why don’t your reports cover Microsoft TEAMS
Because nobody else is and a lot of people need help with it I LOVE Teams and all the other advanced functionality of Office/Microsoft 365.  I love love love it There's a time and place for advanced functionality like Teams.  I believe you need a solid foundation in SharePoint before you [...]
Why aren’t you a Consultant?
Through reports I’m able to have a lot more impact would not be attainable as a consultant company Big Goals are fun and help keep what's important front-and-center as you drive business forward.  The big hairy Yeti of a goal for Straighten The Maze wouldn't be attainable as a [...]
Planning comes first, why didn’t you do that report first?
I'm strategically focusing first on the pieces that are the most difficult to do.  They're the pieces that will move you the forward the most, and the quickest.  These are the technical details. In the mean time, a good Project Manager should be able to create a solid plan once they've [...]
YIKES! your reports are expensive, why?
till you taste the sandwich for some organizations I hope the Free Overview report will give you a sense of the quality of the rest of the reports. That’s one of the reasons I’m giving it away. After reading it, I'm confident you'll have a good sense of the high value in the rest [...]
Why is the Overview report free?
  here's a few of them .     .    [...]
Wow, Your reports seem so cheap, why?
  shouldn't = a crappy intranet I’ve tried my best to price things fairly, and make the reports affordable so they can help more people. The more reports I sell, the more great intranets that out there and ready for the next step.A primary goal has been to price things so folks [...]
You look familiar, do I know you?
    I've attended a lot of conferences, especially ones about SharePoint and Microsoft. I’m one of those people that always sits in the front row & always has my hand raised. I’m kinda passionate about getting answers to fill-in my [...]
What is your business model?
the business of creating, packaging and marketing knowledge.   Straighten The Maze sells reports that are filled with high-value information.  The reports focus on helping people build ridiculously good intranets.  Report sales is the primary revenue stream. I speak at events to get [...]