#SPSDC Transitioning Into SharePoint Careers (SharePoint Saturday DC)

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SharePoint Saturday DC session.

Session Overview: As the DC Metro area continues to deploy SharePoint at a rapid pace, the demand has required many professionals to “learn SharePoint” for career advancement to complete tasks within their organizations.

Transitioning into SharePoint Careers will cover roles and responsibilities, challenges facing SharePoint staffing professionals, and the key ingredients to constructing a winning SharePoint team. This session also targets professionals intending to transition from mid-level/Senior roles on other platforms into a career in SharePoint.

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#SPSDC Transitioning Into SharePoint Careers (SharePoint Saturday DC)

  1. 1. SharePoint Saturday Charlotte Topic: Transitioning into SharePoint Careers Presented by: Shadeed Eleazer, MCTS 6:00pm – 7:00pm             Networking Ho 7:00pm – 7:15pm             Group Overview/ Introductions 7:15pm – 7:30pm Group Sign-Ups/ Open Discussion    7:30pm – 8:15pm             Craig Jester  – Content Types 8:15pm – 8:30pm             Closing Remarks Sponsors: Emagination (Food/Location) Corasworks (Site Resources)
  2. 2. SharePoint Saturday DC Topic: Transitioning Into SharePoint Careers Presented by: Shadeed Eleazer, MCTS 6:00pm – 7:00pm             Networking Ho 7:00pm – 7:15pm             Group Overview/ Introductions 7:15pm – 7:30pm Group Sign-Ups/ Open Discussion    7:30pm – 8:15pm             Craig Jester  – Content Types 8:15pm – 8:30pm             Closing Remarks Sponsors: Emagination (Food/Location) Corasworks (Site Resources)
  3. 3. Meet the Speaker <ul><li>US Navy Veteran </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founder Baltimore SharePoint User Group </li></ul><ul><li>Build, Test, Configure, and Deploy SharePoint Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive enterprise SharePoint backup and recovery experience </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Cloud Services support </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration management and SharePoint policy, process and procedure implementation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction (Continued) Baltimore SharePoint User’s Group Documenting Science of Collaboration www.baltimoresug.org http://collaborpedia.com/blogs
  5. 5. SPS DC Twitter Hashtag #spsdc Real time SPSDC updates: http://search.twitter.com My profile: www.twitter.com/mrshadeed Approved “Tweet”: Viewing @mrshadeed Webcast on SharePoint careers. #spsdc
  6. 6. Follow: @baltsharepoint @mrshadeed http://slideshare.net/mrshadeed
  7. 7. Transitioning into SharePoint Careers What You Should Know What You Don’t Know What You Do Know Objectives
  8. 8. How’d You Get Started in SharePoint?
  9. 9. Tag……….You’re “It” <ul><li>SharePoint pilot rolled out and you’re the “guy/gal” </li></ul><ul><li>Required to manage SharePoint in addition to multiple roles in your org </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced to a platform and technology that you are not familiar with. </li></ul><ul><li>The learning curve begins </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Story RF Engineer Ship to Shore Communications HF/UHF/SHF freq ranges Tech Control
  11. 11. From Tasks to Career Mastery <ul><li>Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul>
  12. 12. If I could re-learn SharePoint Where would I start?
  13. 13. Understanding SharePoint Perspectives What are the perspectives of the following roles? Administrators Developers Project Managers
  14. 14. Understanding SharePoint Perspectives
  15. 15. <ul><li>Understanding SharePoint Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Developer: </li></ul><ul><li>Must understand SharePoint platform overall </li></ul><ul><li>Has the greatest understanding of SP Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Must leverage framework to deliver new solutions </li></ul>
  16. 16. Understanding SharePoint Perspectives
  17. 17. <ul><li>Understanding SharePoint Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator: </li></ul><ul><li>Views SharePoint from “Platform – Up” </li></ul><ul><li>Often has the most difficulty adapting to additional roles due to viewing SharePoint in similar view as </li></ul><ul><li>traditional IT roles. </li></ul><ul><li>What key areas does a SP Admin actually administer? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Understanding SharePoint Perspectives
  19. 19. <ul><li>Understanding SharePoint Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager: </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers the most in the SharePoint learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Must understand roles and responsibilities in order to successfully manage tasks and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Do Project Managers need to know SharePoint at a minimum to successfully manage projects? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Understanding SharePoint Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>0-60 Getting Up to Speed (Strategies): </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies and use cases leveraging SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Set up virtual environment w/“bells and whistles” </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly communicate roles and responsibilities of each team member </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly communicate timelines on expected deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Meet after completion of each project. Discuss lessons learned on deliverables </li></ul>
  21. 22. Understanding Roles/Responsibilities
  22. 23. Managing Gray Areas SharePoint Role Most Needed Improvement Project Manager Understanding of SP from Power User Perspective Administrator Understanding of .NET framework, connections, and development tools Developer Increase transparency in coding process, coordinate with admins, create user friendly documentation
  23. 24. Mapping Skillsets to Career Paths Job Title Entry Point Career Path Network Administrator Administrator SP Engineer Infrastructure Architect Web Developer Developer SP Designer Senior Developer Business Analysts Administrator SP Business Analyst Project Management Account Management
  24. 25. SharePoint Tomorrow <ul><li>New challenges require new approaches and thought processes </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking fundamentals in the enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence and the SharePoint Administrator? </li></ul><ul><li>Roles / positions re-defined. Expectations raised for Senior SharePoint professionals </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Administrator will continue to merge with designer/junior Dev roles </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>SharePoint Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications: The Double Edged Sword </li></ul><ul><li>Are they a requirement for employment? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I get certified without having the actual platform knowledge? </li></ul><ul><li>How are companies viewing certifications? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the release of SharePoint 2010 make MOSS/WSS certs “outdated”? </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>SharePoint Certifications Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Fact: Higher end certified consultants can command higher $$$ based on several factors </li></ul><ul><li>Certs display initiative and drive towards being top-notch professional </li></ul><ul><li>In consulting world, clients feel confident in hiring consultants w/ certs </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>SharePoint Certifications Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Certs are a plus, and are the exception not norm or standard (yet) </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint practices are pushing professionals to obtain certs as performance metrics </li></ul><ul><li>If working in small workcenters/teams – great way to set yourself apart </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>SharePoint Certifications Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Certs are a plus, and are the exception not norm or standard (yet) </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint practices are pushing professionals to obtain certs as performance metrics </li></ul><ul><li>If working in small workcenters/teams – great way to set yourself apart </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>The Base SharePoint 2007 Certs </li></ul><ul><li>70-630 – TS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuring </li></ul><ul><li>70-631 – TS Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring </li></ul><ul><li>70-541 – Microsoft WSS 3.0 Application Development </li></ul><ul><li>70-542 – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Application Development </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Transitioning from Good to Great </li></ul><ul><li>What separates those who are good from those who are great? </li></ul>Good Professional Great SP Professional I don’t know I will find out This is beyond my skillset Based on your requirements, I can solve business need A, B, C, and coordinate to complete D, E, F Reacts to new changes and releases Actively implementing new releases and sharing results with community
  31. 32. <ul><li>Mastering the SharePoint Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are no experts. Only specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more you learn, the more you realize what you don’t know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review case studies of SP Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get involved in your local SP community </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. Sources For more information: Shadeed Eleazer [email_address] To join Knowledge Base: [email_address] Sources www.microsoft.com
  33. 34. Thank You

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