7 Habits of Highly Successful Admins: Now With Even More Success

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Admins: Now With Even More Success

  1. 1. 7 Habits of a Highly SuccessfulAdminNow with even more successes!Mike Gerholdt, ACT, Inc, Manager of Social Enterprise@MikeGerholdtJames Hemsley, Mavens, Solution Architect@JMHemsley
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  3. 3. Kevin RichardsonPrincipal Customer SuccessManager@klrichardson/in/klrichardson
  4. 4. Mike GerholdtManager of Social Enterprise@MikeGerholdt
  5. 5. All about ACT,Inc. ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development §  Enterprise Edition. §  Used Salesforce for over 7 years §  Over 500 users
  6. 6. James HemsleySolution Architect@jmhemsley
  7. 7. All about Mavens Consulting Mavens is a Salesforce.com Select Consulting Partner that specializes in building custom applications and integrations for Salesforce.com customers in Life Sciences. §  Used Salesforce for over 5 years §  Over 30 users §  Active Chatter Org
  8. 8. 7 Habits (plus) - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  9. 9. Hab·itnoun 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: The habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. 2. customary practice or use
  10. 10. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  11. 11. Education
  12. 12. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  13. 13. Whatwäre, happen if IWas wouldstarted speakingwenn ich angefangenGerman? sprechen?Deutsch zu
  14. 14. Common Language
  15. 15. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  16. 16. Connect with a Salesforce User Group Photo Credit: CarbonNYC via Flickr
  17. 17. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  18. 18. Create a Sandbox
  19. 19. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  20. 20. ew it up. Try. Explore. Screw it upy. Explore. Screw it up. Try. Explor ew it up. Try. Explore. Screw it upy. Explore. Screw it up. Try. Explor ew it up. Try. Explore. Screw it upy. Explore. Screw it up. Try. Explor ew it up. Try. Explore. Screw it upy. Explore. Screw it up. Try. Explor ew it up. Try. Explore. Screw it up
  21. 21. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  22. 22. Reach out to the Community
  23. 23. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  24. 24. Know your Data ToolsPhoto Credit:LondonCyclist via Flickr
  25. 25. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  26. 26. Build Trust Photo Credit: Scott Schram via Flickr
  27. 27. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  28. 28. Build Great Analytics
  29. 29. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  30. 30. Consistently Read the Release Notes
  31. 31. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  32. 32. What we’ve got Is a failure tohere… Communicate.
  33. 33. Webinars Newsletters Chatter
  34. 34. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  35. 35. Attend Dreamforce- Every Year!
  36. 36. 7 Habits - Roadmap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  37. 37. Mike Gerholdt James Hemsley Kevin RichardsonManager of Social Solution Architect, Customer Success Manager, Enterprise, @jmhemsley @klrichardson @MikeGerholdt
  38. 38. Habit 1 – Never. Stop. Learning Browse Salesforce Training for sessions that pertain to your role, responsibilities and interests Find a local Salesforce Admin or Developer class: http://www.salesforce.com/services-training/training_certification/find-a-class.jsp? d=70130000000EzNV&internal=true Online Help & Training: https://help.salesforce.com/apex/hthome (Click “Take Training”) Salesforce YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/salesforce
  39. 39. Habit 2 – Get Certified Certification Sessions: http://certification.salesforce.com/ Certification options for Admins: http://certification.salesforce.com/Administrators Certification options for Developers: http://certification.salesforce.com/Developers
  40. 40. Habit 3 – User Groups Rock! Find a user group near you: http://success.salesforce.com/ideaHome?c=09a30000000D9xyAAC Many user groups have a LinkedIn group, as well. Either Search Google or LinkedIn for your local group. As an example, Chicago’s LinkedIn Salesforce User Group is here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chicagosalesforceusers
  41. 41. Habit 4 – Create a Sandbox Sandbox Overview: https://help.salesforce.com/HTViewHelpDoc?id=create_test_instance.htm&language=en_US Sandbox Creation Tips and Tricks: https://help.salesforce.com/HTViewHelpDoc?id=data_sandbox_implementation_tips.htm&language=en_US
  42. 42. Habit 5 – AppExchange!! http://appexchange.salesforce.com/ Some great starters: Field Trip DemandTools Draggin’ Role MilestonesPM Adoption Dashboard/Analytics Chatter Combo Pack Hoopla Countdown Clock
  43. 43. Habit 6 – Be Social/Engage with the Community Salesforce.com: http://success.salesforce.com/ Twitter: @salesforce @Dreamforce Remember to use the #askforce tag on your tweet to engage with people who will help you Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salesforce LinkedIn: Salesforce Power Users Group Salesforce Professionals Salesforce Solutions & Tips
  44. 44. Habit 7 – Know your Data Tools Admin Tools: Force.com Excel Connector Force.com Data Loader Evernote - http://www.evernote.com/ Developerforce provides detail on these tools and others. Go to this location to learn more: http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Tools Development Tools: Data Tools: Force.com IDE Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com Force.com Migration Tool Third Party Apps Apex Explorer Field Trip Force.com Explorer DemandTools Workbench Informatica Cloud
  45. 45. Habit 9 – Build Good Analytics Start with the AppExchange for great ideas: http://appexchange.salesforce.com/results?keywords=Reports Reports and Dashboards quick start (already available to you): https://help.salesforce.com/HTViewQuickStarts?id=000113375&language=en_US
  46. 46. Habit 10 – Read the Release Notes URL is here: https://na1.salesforce.com/help/doc/en/salesforce_summer12_release_notes.pdf Standard naming convention can be used to find any set of notes. Just replace the season and year in the URL.
  47. 47. Habit 11 – Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Use “Tried and True” as well as new approaches to bringing valuable, relevant information to your users. Chatter Lunch and Learn Webinars Ideas Surveys Contests/Spiffs Power User Groups Newsletters Steering Committee Training Meetings (ie Sales Kick Off) Videos
  48. 48. Habit 12 – Attend Dreamforce Regularly Bam! You’re here!!

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