I am speaking at the SharePoint Summit 2012 (Toronto) Conference this year! I am delivering 2, 3 hour tutorials on Monday, May 14th.
Regardless of the industry your organization is aligned with, if your goal is to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as an Intranet and/or Document Management System (DMS), you will need to architect your solution to simplify the storage and management of content, promote findability, promote the agile evolution of information use and trust. We will walk through high-level designs of site structures, data taxonomies and metadata that, when applied, will aid with each of these critical success factors. We will wrap-up this session with time for Q&A and you will leave with example Intranet implementation designs architected by Bob Mixon.
- Review of top 4 critical success factors that apply to all Intranet and Document Management Systems.
- Architecting site structures and data taxonomies that lend themselves to simplifying the storage and management of content and agile evolution of information use.
- Architecting data taxonomies and metadata for the enterprise, departments and divisions.
- Surfacing relevant search results using these techniques.
The continued evolution and growth of your SharePoint 2010 Intranet and Document Management System (DMS) requires your user base to trust and adopt it. Simply implementing such a solution and releasing it to your organization rarely works. You will need to create and manage a strategic plan for incrementally rolling out your solution, promoting trust and adoption. In this session, we will cover techniques, strategic plans and roadmaps that promote trust and aid with adoption.
Areas we will cover include:
- Understanding what it is you are building; strategic planning and communication.
- The value of information assets.
- Improving trust and adoption of SharePoint
- Governing the implementation and use of SharePoint.
- Aligning your implementation with Corporate Strategic Initiatives.
- The value of automating operational business process.
- Integrating Microsoft Tools and Office Applications.
- Integrating business applications.
- Integrating 3rd party tools.
I am really looking forward to delivering both of these sessions. The content comes directly from my SharePoint 2010 Architecture, Management and Design (SPMAD) course and should be great learning for all who attend. Information Architecture, Design, Governance and Adoption are still the most complex aspects of a SharePoint Intranet implementation. I hope to meet new friends and see old ones.
Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!