Three Things on Change Management and SharePoint

May 2, 2011 —  (Page 2 of 2)
When first communicating on change management, emphasis should be placed on the “low-hanging fruit” of the organization. What change will be the most impactful for the company? What is the fastest way to make that change so people can see the benefits of SharePoint early on in the project? Once the change has been identified, communicate it so that the business can see the success and changes with their own eyes.

Use the Tool: We always recommend that implementation teams create a sandbox for their own use during the project. The sandbox can be used for a multitude of things: from communicating through team sites to sharing project plans among the team. On a change management project, use the tool to test functionality and, once proven, invite end users to try the new features before it is widely deployed.

This practice will bring the three points in this article together, as it proves that educating the team, communicating successes and using the tool will allow for the deployment of a strong SharePoint solution for your business.

Eric Riz is the Founder and CEO of eMark Consulting, Ltd. a SharePoint strategy and systems integration firm based in Toronto. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies on their business productivity architecture and deployment plans to ensure they maximize the benefits of Microsoft technologies and successfully deploy their SharePoint-based solutions. Eric will be in Boston speaking at SPTechCon on June 3.

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