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    1. 1. A Woman in SharePoint Speaker Bisi Adebesin, PMP
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>Comsys IT Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Email: BAdebesin AT gmail DOT com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @SquareBiz1984 </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Opportunity <ul><li>Wanted: Business Analyst with SharePoint experience </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Project <ul><li>Develop an Intranet Portal for document management </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a workflow application for the approval of business documents </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation: Rapid Development </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Phases <ul><li>Phase I – Deliver Intranet Portal (30 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II – Deliver workflow application (3 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Phase III – Import legacy data (6 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Current Phase – Implement additional workflow applications </li></ul>
    6. 6. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Clients want to see their solution as quickly as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Some clients are visual they don’t want to sign-off on a list of written requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Adopting an Agile methodology can be beneficial if you follow the rules </li></ul>
    7. 7. Best Practices <ul><li>Use a methodology for managing the project - Project Management Lifecycle from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>Use a methodology for developing the software such as the Software Development Lifecycle or Agile </li></ul>
    8. 8. Opportunities <ul><li>Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Web Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>User Experience Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Content Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Project Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Program Managers </li></ul><ul><li>CIOs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Questions <ul><li>How can I learn about SharePoint outside of work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EndUserSharePoint.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ishai Sagi, “SharePoint 2007, How To”; “SharePoint 2010, How To” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What networking opportunities exist for women? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women In SharePoint DC (http://www.meetup.com/womeninspdc/) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women in Technology (www.womenintechnology.org) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Final Remarks <ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a ‘circle of influence’ </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to make lateral moves </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to take on the unpopular project to pay your dues </li></ul><ul><li>Be organizationally aware – it’s not just about doing your job </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>PowerPoint Presentation created by </li></ul><ul><li>Paseda’s PowerPoint Services </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(301) 842-4483 </li></ul>
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