T4G Day 1_SharePoint Deliver a Sharepoint Solution for a Not-For-Profit Organisation by Arsenio Alegre
‘Community Challenge’Deliver a SharePoint Solution for a Not-for-ProfitOrganisationArsenio AlegreChief Executive Officer, WorkVentures Ltd
WorkVentures Intranet (SharePoint)∗ March, 2011 Australian SharePoint Conference “Community Challenge” Deliver a SharePoint solution for a not-for-profit organisation.
Our Needs∗ Closely link business units which are geographically dispersed or with little overlapping objectives to break down/prevent silos.∗ Facilitate sharing of knowledge within and between business units.∗ Efficiently manage a range of policies and procedures to comply with quality management and regulatory requirements.∗ Improve processes, documentation and tracking of outputs for training programs and other activities.
What happened next?∗ “Community Challenge” created the prototype.∗ Task based navigation divided into divisional areas∗ With limited knowledge – WorkVentures continued the development and implementation.
Guiding Principles∗ Functional vs “pretty”∗ Steady build vs grand plan∗ Strongly promote use and support with training∗ Target “low hanging fruits” first for productivity gains
In Conclusion…∗ Things have worked well so far, no issue worth noting.∗ Our remaining challenge is how to link employees who do not have computers at their desk.∗ Response to system is overwhelmingly positive.∗ As internal system expertise increases, we’ll improve aesthetics and consider use of other languages.∗ 2 cents worth of advice: “Design to match organisational strategy, Implement to match organisational capacity.”