SKILLS & TRICKS
In this article i am going to share some of the key Project Management elements for a successful SharePoint Intranet Deployment. In my previous articles, I have touched a few and have highlighted some of them and this article will be mostly covering the on premise or hybrid style deployment rather than SharePoint Online. Though you still need to do a few things which can apply to SharePoint Online as well - so lets get down straight to business.
As most of us know that SharePoint deployments in most scenarios are fairly consistent, which makes it easy to just follow the plan and deliver a SharePoint deployment. Personally i use a template with all the main tasks involved in the deployment with minor changes to accommodate third party integrations or updates.
Below is a screenshot of the SharePoint Deployment Template which i have used a lot of times and its a simple version which i am sharing.
I already mentioned in my previous article SharePoint Intranet: Learn to Tame the Monster about things you should consider before implementing an Intranet. Now its time to have a look at the ideal SharePoint Team Task List and Roles. Identifying and defining the roles and responsibilities is the one thing that can make the biggest difference for a SharePoint success with stability. Its extremely critical that we establish these task lists with roles and responsibilities as one of the first tasks on a SharePoint project; its absence is a common thread for any challenged project I have come across, which usually involved skipping or skimping on this step.