The Myth of the SharePoint Unicorn: Recruiting and Staffing SharePoint Teams for SharePoint 2010 and Office 365 Success

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  • 1. August 11, 2011
    1:45 p.m.
    The Myth of the SharePoint Unicorn:
    Staffing, Recruiting and Developing a SharePoint Team for SP2010 & Office365 Success
  • 2. Join Us!
    Twitter: @wspdc
  • 3. Our Panelists
    David Berry
    Labrina Loving
    Marie-Michelle Strah
    Rima Reyes (moderator)
  • 4. David Berry
    Booz Allen Hamilton Associate - SharePoint Architect
    David has ten years’ experience with SharePoint and currently leads the architecture, design and planning of SharePoint 2010 engagements. Having almost 20 years’ experience in consulting and technology, David focused on the Microsoft development platform which also included working on Content Management Server 2002, the forerunner to SharePoint’s WCM capabilities. David also co-manages the CapArea.NET SharePoint group in Northern Virginia.
  • 5. ShadeedEleazer
    SharePoint Engineer at Planet Technologies
    Shadeed is a US Navy veteran with over 12 years experience supporting Military, Federal, State government initiatives revolving around SharePoint and a wide range of custom applications.Shadeed is the publisher of SharePoint Careers, which provides career resources for SharePoint professionals and is currently writing the SharePoint 2010 Business Roles book.
  • 6. Labrina Loving
    Manager, Application Development and Integration at Hitachi Consulting
    LaBrina Loving is a Manager on the Microsoft Platform team at Hitachi Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Partner. She has over 11 years of experience developing solutions for clients using Microsoft technologies. She first began her career building large scale e-commerce web solutions for clients. For the last 4 years, she has focused on architecting and delivering solutions on the SharePoint platform. In addition, she is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in SharePoint 2010 and 2007 as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD). Ms. Loving enjoys using her technical skills to enhance the community around her by volunteering at events like Random Hacks of Kindness and Microsoft Give Camp.
  • 7. Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD
    SharePoint Solutions Architect and Practice Lead at BroadPoint Technologies
    Michelle has over 15 years experience in IT, project management, healthcare IT and R&D specializing in Health 2.0 and Government 2.0 solutions as well as enterprise architecture solutions for the commercial and not for profit space. Currently, she is the Practice Lead and SharePoint Architect for BroadPoint Technologies in the Washington, DC area. She is a recognized Healthcare SharePoint SME and has spoken at numerous user groups, SharePoint Saturdays and national conferences on enterprise architecture, Agile project management,  and systems integration including SharePoint Best Practices 2011, Microsoft Convergence 2011 and SharePoint Saturday NYC. She is also a founding member of Women in SharePoint and President of Women in SharePoint DC. Her recent work focuses on enterprise architecture and complex intranet, business intelligence and supply chain redesign for military and civilian agencies and private sector clients leveraging MS SharePoint, Project Server and Dynamics GP and CRM as well as legacy and domain specific LOB applications.
  • 8. Rima Reyes
    Technical Consultant at Hewlett-Packard Company
    Rima Reyes is currently a Technical Consultant at Hewlett-Packard in Washington, DC and has consulted to and trained federal government agencies for the past 6 years on various platforms. She began her career by innovating a custom web application integrated with SharePoint to fulfill government contract staffing needs. This application is now available corporate wide at TASC, Inc. She then went on to create a custom SharePoint training platform for 5000+ employees.  Rima now focuses on providing federal government clients with industry leading custom solutions in SharePoint utilizing SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, & C#. Rima is a founding member of Women in SharePoint DC and currently serves as Vice President.
  • 9. Question #1
    What are the challenges managers face in recruiting/staffing SharePoint teams?
  • 10. Question #2
    What constitutes an ideal SharePoint team? What are the key roles?
  • 11. Question #3
    How can I help a non-technical recruiter find the SharePoint person/role I am looking for? What are some key terms that I can include in a requisition to help recruiting?
  • 12. Question #4
    How does staffing a SharePoint team in the federal space differ from other private sector businesses and organizations?
  • 13. Question #5
    Does a SharePoint team size need to differ based upon the amount of users in my organization?
  • 14. Question #6
    How does Office365 change the SharePoint staffing landscape?
  • 15. Question #7
    How can I justify to management all of the SharePoint roles I need on my team?
  • 16. Question #8
    Where can I find quality SharePoint recruits?
  • 17. Question #9
    Are there any current IT staff I can convert into SharePoint roles?
  • 18. Question #10
    How much should I invest on training per SharePoint person per year?
  • 19. Q&A
  • 20. Contact Info
    David Berry
    • Email: Dberry7 |@|
    • 21. Twitter: @BerrPoint
    • 22. LinkedIn: berrydavid
    • 23.
  • 24. Contact Info
    • Twitter: @mrshadeed
    • 25.
    • 26. LinkedIn: mrshadeed
    • 27. http://goog_227831127
  • 28. Contact Info
    Labrina Loving
    • Email: lloving |@|
    • 29. Twitter: @chixcancode
    • 30. LinkedIn: chixcancode
  • 31. Contact Info
    Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD
    • Blog:
    • 32. Email: michelle |@|
    • 33. Twitter: @cyberslate
    • 34. LinkedIn: drstrah
  • 35. Contact Info
    Rima Reyes
    • Email: rima |@|
    • 36. Twitter: @rimazima
    • 37. LinkedIn: rimareyes
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