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How to prevent share point projects from failing

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How to prevent SharePoint Projects from failing

Taran Sohal, Founder and Director, Cloud 2

Global Directions 2013

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  • 1. How to prevent Sharepoint projects from failing Taran Sohal Co-Founder and Director Cloud2 taran.sohal@cloud2.co.uk
  • 2. Agenda > About Cloud2 > What is Microsoft SharePoint? > Why do SharePoint projects fail? > Recommendations for successful SharePoint > The Cloud2 approach
  • 3. About Cloud2 > Based in Yorkshire, UK > Microsoft Gold competency in Content & Collaboration > 100+ SharePoint projects since 2008
  • 4. Business Productivity Intranet & Applications Search Collaboration Business Intelligence eForms & Workflow Document Management 100 million licences $1billion product What is SharePoint?
  • 5. So what? Microsoft Office OneNote Word Excel Power Point Outlook Intranet Extranet Internet Collaboration Document Management Search Apps, eForms, Workflow
  • 6. With this in mind… why do 50% of projects fail? Not knowing what SharePoint is/does Project Approach Customise > Configure Weak requirements
  • 7. Vision – Beautiful building > Architect > Bricklayer > Plasterer > Interior Decorator > Builder > Inspector > Maintenance man
  • 8. Dream Team > Technical architects > Business analysts > Trainers > Developers > Technical leads > Systems Engineers > Project managers > Creative & web designer
  • 9. > Don’t build from ground zero (foundations) > Don’t give it to a developer > Don’t give it to a web designer > Don’t write custom code > Keep it simple > Go live quickly (within 3 months) – deliver, adapt
  • 10. Phase One Intranet platform Document Management Corporate documents (Policies, Templates) Search People, Documents, Pages Internal /external Collaboration Directorates, Departments, Teams Projects Phase Two Governance Sector specific audit and compliance solutions e.g. ISO9001, BS7799 HR Staff Records Sickness Absence Case Mgmt Apps Paper Records Scanning Extranet (SEA) File Share Migrator Business Intelligence Rapid BI Power View Power Pivot Performance Point
  • 11. - Requirements  - Design  - Build  - Testing  - Deployment  - Training  - Handover  - Go Live  What happens after project completion?
  • 12. - Requirements  - Design  - Build  - Testing  - Deployment  - Training  - Handover  - Go Live  - Embedding plan x
  • 13. What happens after handover
  • 14. Cloud2 Recommendation - Embedding Plan Go Live Training On-going Support Development
  • 15. Development End user surveys
  • 16. Successful SharePoint - The Cloud2 approach
  • 17. Contact: Taran Sohal taran.sohal@cloud2.co.uk https://twitter.com/Cloud2ltd http://www.linkedin.com/in/taransohal cloud