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Case Study for a SharePoint SDLC


Presentation at SharePoint User Group of Washington, DC 2/10/2011 in Reston, VA

Presentation at SharePoint User Group of Washington, DC 2/10/2011 in Reston, VA

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  • 1. Case Study for a SharePoint SDLC
    SharePoint User Group of Washington DC
    Women in SharePoint DC
    February 10, 2011
  • 2. Who Am I?
    Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD
    Twitter: @cyberslate
    Email: michelle AT lifeincapslockDOT com
    SharePoint Solutions Architect and Practice Lead, BroadPoint Technologies
    Women in SharePoint DC
    Women in SharePoint
  • 3. “Getting your head around the SharePoint beast”
    Developers: Mark Rackley
    Architecture/Security: Adam Buenz, MVP
    Project Management: Dux Raymond Sy, MVP
  • 4. RANT! RANT! RANT!
  • 5. Building Blocks for Success (Internal)
    SharePoint Team
    Architect (s)
    Business Analyst
    Information Architect
    Developer (s) and flavors
    Admins, admins, admins…
    Branding/design experts (UI/UX)
    Security, Reporting, BDC/BCS, Search, Performance…
    Third Party
    Client Side Resources
  • 6. Building Blocks for Success (Service Delivery)
    Executive Buy In
    Scope, scope, scope
    Requirements, requirements, requirements
    Team members who didn’t know they were SharePoint team members:
    Sales, sales, sales
    Marketing, marketing, marketing
    Proposal and capture management
  • 7. Service Delivery Model – federally funded research center Carnegie Mellon
  • 8. Professional Services Matrix – SharePoint/XRM
    Execution Gap
    Programmatic Specialized
    Procedure-Based Solution-Based
    Discrete/Structured Open/Unstructured
    Domain-Specific Enterprise
    Execution-Intensive Diagnosis-Intensive
    Low Client Risk High Client Risk
    High Fee Sensitivity High Fees
    Shorter Term Longer Term/Extendable
    Efficiency (Standardization) Expertise (Customization)
  • 9. Product or a Platform?
    Inherited models
    Best of…
    Leverage native capabilities and custom application development - IaaP
  • 10. Crossing the divide
    10 Best Practices for Building SharePoint Solutions (2009)
    1. Know When to Cross the Divide
    An issue that arises early in a SharePoint development project is how best to interact with other systems. Because SharePoint is a composite application platform, this question is one you will likely have to answer often. Viewing the SharePoint architecture from the Web application level is the easiest way to go about it. An instance of SharePoint contains multiple Web applications. If you are not familiar with SharePoint application architecture, you should review "Architectural Overview of Office SharePoint Server 2007."
  • 11. Solution Delivery Spectrum (SharePoint “Ecosystem”)
    Out of the Box
    Customization and configuration
    Custom Code
    Third Party Add On
    Challenge and Opportunity: Creative, Flexible, Adaptable
  • 12. Plan for Change Management
    Product Implementation
    Mental Models
    “Closed” Shops
    Chuck Norris and
    Change Management…
  • 13. Organic Model: SDLC “Cycle” for SharePoint
    Source: Gary Vaughn
  • 16. Agile Methodologies and SharePoint
    Adapt the adaptable
    Iterative framework
    Lessons learned
    User stories and user adoption:
    Focus Group
    Help Desk Web Part is Your Friend!
  • 17. Case Study: SDLC “Cycle” for SharePoint
  • 18. Questions and Discussion
    Thank you for your time!
    Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD
    Twitter: @cyberslate
    Email: michelle AT lifeincapslock DOT com