Tried and True Process to Ensure Business Value with Your SharePoint D eployment. Jeffrey Travis United States - EST April 16 th /17 th , 2014 . Agenda. Profile Legal Introduction The Process Terms. Jeffrey Travis.
United States - EST
April 16th /17th, 2014
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Simply "having an enterprise portal" does not add business value any more than "having a Web site" does. To be truly valuable, a portal solution must help users quickly and easily access the information and services they need.
Enterprise portals can deliver measurable business value by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and improving communication. But, achieving these benefits requires a thoughtful strategy and a disciplined approach that combines planning, collaboration, and technology. The planning phase is critical to realizing the full potential of your SharePoint deployment.
This high level presentation will outline what it takes to ensure that SharePoint will provide business value for your enterprise and will focus primarily on an area the business can control - the content side.
This presentation will be under the following assumptions –
You or your company currently have or are planning a SharePoint environment
You need a process to populate it so it can begin to provide value.
Discovery (Pre roll out)
Development (Roll out)
Analysis and Maintenance (Post roll out)
Whether you are starting a new portal implementation, or have an existing intranet or portal, prior to developing anything it is critical that you perform a discovery phase.
Notice we have not created a site yet.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.
If you have not already, after this presentation I highly suggest viewing the "What is SharePoint? by Jasper Oosterveld“
Also, additional reading for the technical side of SharePoint “Developing SharePoint Applications”
Customization is by the choice of the end user
Personalization is based upon an attribute of the end user such as role.
The Information Architecture Institute defines Information Architecture as:
The art and science of organizing and labeling web sites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability.
A 5-7 person committee comprised of those versed in the needs of the business and technical representation can assist in defining and driving the current and ongoing direction of your portal.
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