SKILLS & TRICKS
Assuming that you have read the previous post and have completed your initial planning for Microsoft Teams - now its time to focus towards concepts and usage scenarios. We will come to the implementation phase as well and in a way we are already doing it, one step at a time.
This post will be more focused and relevant to the following :
The plan is to implement Microsoft Teams, which brings chat-based workspace in Office 365 where users have a open space office environment to have conversations and collaborate with each other while building relationships.
One of the first question which comes to mind is, we are already doing it with Outlook, SharePoint, Yammer, etc so why do we need Microsoft Teams?
Below is a simple breakdown of how most organizations actually use all these applications and where does Microsoft Teams fit in.
It all depends on how your organization is structured and how the collaboration and activity data flows
THINGS TO REMEMBER
TEAM & CHANNEL SETUP
Some key points when you are organizing teams to use Microsoft Teams: (Funny way to say it)
- Set up more then ONE owner for the Team
- It would be a good idea to revisit the Roles and Permissions matrix you already have for Users
- Always start with a small group and then add more people as adoption picks up
- Do not create to many Teams because you will end up having same members
- Do not make it a News / Announcements place because you have Intranet Portal and Outlook for it
- Do not forget to post the purpose in the General Channel so that everyone stays focused
So now it would be best that you start using Microsoft Teams for your pilot launch and use it first hand to gain more insights.
In the next post i will purely focus on implementation checklist items and i hope i get enough time to cover each and every aspect.