How to Kill Innovation in SharePoint in 5 Easy Steps

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A sarcastic, somewhat snarky presentation on the 5 areas that cause SharePoint to fail, which impacts an organization's ability to collaborate and innovate. Based on an article and ebook of the same …

A sarcastic, somewhat snarky presentation on the 5 areas that cause SharePoint to fail, which impacts an organization's ability to collaborate and innovate. Based on an article and ebook of the same name.

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  • 1. How to Kill Innovation in SharePoint in 5 Easy Steps CHRISTIAN BUCKLEY CHIEF EVANGELIST @METALOGIX
  • 2. Christian Buckley Chief Evangelist & SharePoint MVP Metalogix cbuck@metalogix.com www.buckleyplanet.com @buckleyplanet
  • 3. Our Continuing Mission: Improve the use and performance of Enterprise Content to power knowledge sharing and collaboration. 14,000+ customer license shipped Fastest Growing and Largest ISV. Complete & Best-of-Breed SharePoint Infrastructure Management Suite We are committed to your Success with SharePoint
  • 4. Best of Breed Content Infrastructure Management Suite Single Source to Deploy, Operate, and Protect SharePoint • Provide single source delivery of complete suite of best-in-class SharePoint technology • Now offering the industry’s premier SharePoint governance, backup and monitoring. • Deliver world-class live 24x7 support to our customers • Over 14,000 customers in 86 countries on 7 continents • The fastest growing SharePoint-focused Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the world
  • 5. How to Kill Innovation in SharePoint in 5 Easy Steps  What I’ll cover today: • How to break the spirit of your end users • How to expand the process lawlessness • How to ensure nobody can ever find their content ever again • Which key trends and best practices to completely and utterly ignore
  • 6. Do you recognize these business problems? • Adoption issues • Weak usage of taxonomy and templates • Poor collaboration • Slow to realize benefits of SharePoint investments
  • 7. Awesome! The plan is working.
  • 8. If total failure is your goal, then please proceed.
  • 9. 5 industry-tested techniques for ending any chance that SharePoint will ever be successful
  • 10. 1. Skip the information architecture.
  • 11. Of course, if you skip the information architecture…  You won’t understanding how the platform works  You won’t know how sites should be structured  You will not be familiar with the many templates, content types, taxonomy, and navigation  You won’t be able to help your users take advantage of the rich features within  You will struggle to accomplish the basic tasks  Search will just flat out suck
  • 12. 2. Deploy it, and walk away.
  • 13. The problem with just deploying SharePoint and walking away…  The system will not actually meet the requirements of your users  As your users get more sophisticated on the platform, the platform will not grow with them  End users will quickly outgrow a static platform, and move onto other tools – which will most likely be unsecure, unsupported, and you’ll eventually be tasked with cleaning it up
  • 14. 3. Don't plan for governance
  • 15. Ignoring governance sounds great, but then…  There will be no early detection for long-term problems  You’ll have no visibility into how the system is being used  Teams will have differing standards, if they follow standards at all  Collaboration will break down into old team and divisional siloes, and the system will lose its inherent value
  • 16. 4. Refuse to recognize the power of social computing
  • 17. Of course, if you think social is just a passing fad…  Then you’ll miss out on another layer of the search experience  You won’t be able to put content and ideas (and innovation) in context to the running dialog within your organization  You will severely limit your ability to find content and ideas outside of the exact search terms you input  You’ll find it more difficult to find the right people and expertise  Your end users will increasingly disengage
  • 18. 5. Don't have a user adoption strategy.
  • 19. If you don’t have a plan for getting your users to saddle up…  They won’t use it  You’ll spend a bunch of money on a very expensive file share (regardless of whether its on premises or in the cloud)  They’ll go find something else – and you can bet that it’ll be outside of your control
  • 20. But seriously…
  • 21. Just remember…. • SharePoint is a journey, not a race • You're not going to get everything right all the time • Listen to your users • Be authentic about what you know, what you have permissions (and budget) to do for your end users • Reach out to the expert community for advice and best practices
  • 22. Thank you! cbuck@metalogix.com www.buckleyplanet.com @buckleyplanet