SKILLS & TRICKS
We often face the challenge of convincing customers that O 365 is the right choice for Digital Workplace and it addresses nearly every aspect with builtin functionality.
In the developed countries its much easier but if you are some where in the APAC region and particularly in South East Asia you will get a list of objections and if your Sales is not up to the game they might give up on the deal.
Below is a simple list which i am sharing and you can add more stuff in to it for Microsoft Teams, Planner, Delve, etc
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.
I have been working with SharePoint for 8 years now and nearly every client I have come across wants an intranet on it. SharePoint is a monster in which one needs to tame before it purrs for you, for your team, and for your organization in order to achieve ROI, Goals, Collaboration, Productivity and User Adoption.
Strategy is the key to success in any SharePoint implementation. Just a few months ago, a client requested a SharePoint Intranet portal. At the pre kick-off call, we at Niteco were excited to align strategies in order for us to conquer this monster; only then could we call it a successful implementation.
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.