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11 Steps to SharePoint User Adoption Bliss

11 Steps to SharePoint User Adoption Bliss

There are several reasons the majority of companies that purchase Microsoft SharePoint aren’t successful, but at the crux of all of those reasons is that most of the work must be done before a single person uses SharePoint. It’s not just a communication exercise. It’s not simply a training issue. It certainly isn’t a one-person show, either.  

Successfully deploying SharePoint – and getting people to actually use it – requires 11 steps to do it right the first time.  

Showing Users the Ropes: Providing Expert End User Training for SharePoint

Showing Users the Ropes: Providing Expert End User Training for SharePoint

This blog is the latest installment in Content Panda’s series depicting a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post 

“This communication plan is great!” Andrew said as he flipped through the presentation Kathy put together for John and Christine to bring to CIEWG’s CEO. “I especially like the idea of using something local as a mascot. Hope is perfect for this.” 

All Jungles Begin with a Single Tree: Releasing SharePoint in Phases

All Jungles Begin with a Single Tree: Releasing SharePoint in Phases

This blog is the latest installment in Content Panda’s new series depicting a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post.   

After John, Christine, and the CIEWG SharePoint champions thanked David for his time, the group of five people sat together to figure out how they should ease the process foremployees to adopt SharePoint.  

Rounding Up The Animal Kingdom Part 2: Gathering SharePoint Champions

Rounding Up The Animal Kingdom Part 2: Gathering SharePoint Champions

This blog is the latest installment in Content Panda’s new series depicting a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post.   

After John and Christine gathered a small pilot group to draft SharePoint use cases, John reviewed them with Andrew. It was important that as the executive champion and also chief executive officer of CIEWG, Andrew was satisfied with these first use cases before the team expanded to work with other lines of business. 

Rounding up the Animal Kingdom Part 1: Defining the Key Stakeholders & Use Cases

Rounding up the Animal Kingdom Part 1: Defining the Key Stakeholders & Use Cases

This blog is the fourth installment in Content Panda’s new series depicting a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post 

“What a great meeting with Andrew! I don’t think it could have gone any better,” Christine told John as they sat down together in John’s office. “I thought we were going to have to sell him a lot harder on taking the lead as executive sponsor.” 

Recruiting the King of the Jungle for Your SharePoint Deployment

Recruiting the King of the Jungle for Your SharePoint Deployment

This blog is the third installment in Content Panda’s new series describing a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post.  

Andrew, the CEO of CIEWG, sat quietly in his office with all the lights off as he thought about the missed opportunity he had last week with the Board of Directors.  

Clear Eyes, Full Bamboo, Can’t Lose: Defining the SharePoint Vision

Clear Eyes, Full Bamboo, Can’t Lose: Defining the SharePoint Vision

This blog is the second installment in Content Panda’s new series describing a company’s journey to adopt Microsoft SharePoint. Catch up by reading last week’s post.

The past few days since John, CIEWG’s Senior IT Manager, and Christine, the company’s Legal Analyst, decided to build a vision and plan for adopting Microsoft SharePoint have been the brightest for John since he can remember.

Past is Prologue: A Lotus Can Rise from the Muddy Waters of the Mississippi

Past is Prologue: A Lotus Can Rise from the Muddy Waters of the Mississippi

The morning at CIEWG, Chemistry Is Everywhere We Go, a chemical manufacturing company based in Memphis, TN, is like any other morning. Thousands of employees in standard business-casual work attire glued to their phones and their large cups of coffee filed into the generic beige office building in single file, making beelines for their cubicles.