SKILLS & TRICKS
It’s been quite some time I didn't get a chance to write about SharePoint and its implementation. Recently I saw a lot of people asking on LinkedIn Groups if SharePoint implementation should be handled by Business OR IT. At times it amazes me to see the replies and how we look at this platform with our small vision.
In my humble opinion, when an organization decides to move forward with SharePoint - they need to know that SharePoint implementation starts from that day itself and the first step is to realize what the word SHAREPOINT means (Share and Collaborate).
It’s time for the business and IT to share and collaborate to make it a success, otherwise it won't work and you can keep on blaming either one of them. Usually IT decides the technology and business users wait to adopt it. In my observation, if the system integrator holds a few sessions with both (IT / Business) and explain them how SharePoint works and talk about Governance Plan - things can be made very easy. This is the second step for a successful implementation of SharePoint because it will engage both IT and Business Users to have a more solid understanding of what they are about to use.
Majority doesn't care about the above and at some places it becomes a one sided game - either business goes and does everything or the IT. Most of these kinda implementations don't go smooth and plenty of people get frustrated with the whole process.