Define Your Vision

• Establish the business priorities that SharePoint will address

• Determine your timeframe

• Establish metrics by which you’ll measure success

• Conduct a pilot to gather initial feedback

Identify Relevant Business Cases

• Determine the most appealing scenarios for business users

• Identify “low-hanging fruit”

• Review the list of use cases provided with this white paper to determine which ones apply to your business

Release your SharePoint functionality in phases

• Start Small and Stay Focused

• Select a pilot group of users

Increase awareness by creating a communication plan

• Leverage Experts and Champions

• Engage Leadership by identifying executive sponsors

• Conduct town hall meetings to discuss your solution

• Create a plan for continuous communication

Support users by creating a training plan

• Establish short, just-in-time training options for users

• Ensure that your site owners are properly trained before giving them site ownership

• Provide training to content contributors to ensure effective content management

• Create a site owner community to enable users to help each other

Ensure ongoing success by creating a user support plan

• Establish a contact person for every page

• Establish a SharePoint Center of Excellence within your organization to provide high-end support for users

• Survey users on a regular basis to gather feedback and establish metrics

• Ensure content gets moved from legacy platforms to SharePoint in a planned manner

Generate excitement by creating an incentives and rewards plan

• Demonstrate with real data how features are useful

• Make it fun (buck the company culture)

• Use an online scavenger hunt as a fun way to encourage usage

• Provide recognition for content contribution