Explain that this is the overall methodology (high level) from a project management perspectiveEmphasize that this methodology has been used successfully since the start of Microsoft Online ServicesHelpful to understand the end-to-end process before diving into the specific technology areasWill drill down into each deployment phase throughout the remainder of deck and cover important milestones – not a comprehensive checklist for each phaseFocus of the training is deployment (Plan | Prepare | Migrate), but will briefly cover pre-deployment and post-deployment phases for an understanding of the end-to-end processDiscussion will begin with the “Pre-Deployment” phase
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Agenda• Issues and problems• Department vs Project vs Practice• High level relationship model• Practice Specification Model and Relationship• Mentoring Program• Questions and Thoughts
Issues and Problems• No defined Standards across the Specializations and Domains.• No demand Vs supply curve management• No true collaboration across the organization• Lessons learned or IP logs• No standard roadmap available across the specialization for enterprise project or engagement• Idea Generation
Department vs Project vs Practice• Department: Specialized functional area within an organization or a division, such as accounting, marketing, planning. Generally every department has its own manager and chain of command.• Project : A project is temporary in that it Dedicated Team has a defined beginning and end in time, Framework, Knowledge Base, Toolkits and and ... And a project is unique in that it is Templates Best Practices not a routine operation. (PMI)• Practice: Practice is responsible to Collaborative, Practice Environment mentor, manage, provide roadmap, strategy and best practices for consulting Microsoft Gold Partner Services/projects.
High-level Relationship Model Domain Practices • Healthcare • Education Specialization Practices • Portal and Collaboration • Business Intelligence Organization • Application Development • Enterprise Architecture • Integration • Practices
Mentoring Program• Mentoring program help younger resources to build their professional skills to match experience professionals in projects and services.• Mentors and Buddies will provide support and guidance to the mentee such as goal setting, career development and trainings/certifications.• Goals can be set Quarterly or Annually for the mentee.• Mentors need to arrange monthly meeting to track the status for goals and trainings.• Buddies and Mentee can arrange informal sessions as needed. Buddy Mentor (Goal Mentee (Support) Setting)
Experts Community Vision • Remove communication barriers and Improve Communication among teams • Share and Collaborate knowledge by discussing the ideas, issues and problems. • Utilizes best practices and leverages tools toCommunity minimize problems. Vision • Lesson learned from projects and releases • Adopt professional practices/processes • Track and Log issues, question and develop follow- up sessions for the resolution
Community Process Overview Log Agenda Develop CommunicateItems/Problems on Discuss Agenda FAQs/Blogs for Find Resolution Solution across the SharePoint Items discussed the teams Community Site issues
Mentorship Program Hierarchy Experts PracticeDelivery Community Mentoring Program Management Leads Mentors Mentee Lead 1 Buddies Mentee Practice/(Practice TechnicalDirector) Manager Mentors Mentee Lead 2 Buddies Mentee
Practice Initiative Timeline Phase II•Mission Statements, Practice •Budget Goals •Business Development•Roadmap development •Growth Plan•Yearly Goals •Practice Financial Health•Strategy Design •Demand & Skills •Next 6 month Forecasting•Demand & Skills •ROI •Operations•Project Status •Semi Annual Report •Financial Management•Experts Community •Service Portfolio, SLAs •Practice Standards•Mentorship Program •Client Engagement Model •IPs•Strategy Alignment with other •Governance •Practice Integration (Details) Practices •R&D initiative •Integration with Other practices•Core Competency Model •Project Onboarding kit•Reward Model •Community Site Management•Collaboration •MyIdea•Goal Setting •Competency Evaluation•Blogs, Webinars Phase I Phase III
Next StepsTop Management/Practice Management – Finalize the goals for each quarterExperts Community – Finalize Mentors and Buddies – Project Readiness guide (Practice level document which helps team how to handle enterprise projects) – Practice Standards (Discuss needed with community) – Webinars and Blogs (Develop List of Blogs and webinars and assign to mentee) – MyIdea (Plan of action on new Ideas)
Highlevel Road-Map Establish Experts Community •Experts Community Kickoff meeting •Finalize Expert Community members list and Meeting arrangements. Practice •Setup Expert Community Group in AD Experts Community Kickoff Mission, Practice Goals for email. Roadmap development •Mentoring Program startup discussion. Yearly Goals Strategy Design Demand & Skills Project Status Practice Phase I Experts Community Mentorship Program Strategy Alignment with other Practices Core Competency Model Reward ModelPractice Phase II Collaboration Goal Setting •Migrate and release SharePoint 2010 Blogs, Webinars portal site. •Setup SharePoint Community Site on SharePoint 2010 Portal. Practice Phase II •SharePoint 2010 Portal Go-Live announcement corporate wide.