What if you Succeed With Your SharePoint Adoption Plan?

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

A lot of time is spent trying to figure out how to get people to use SharePoint. But what happens if you actually succeed?  What will you do if you get every single person in the company to use SharePoint, to actively start creating content?  Are you ready for that?

If you’re battling to figure out how to manage SharePoint, try working backwards.

Pretend that you have 100% adoption – what will that look like?

Do you have people and processes in place to support the deluge of queries that will come in? Enough space on the platform?  Dormancy policies in place?  What if you decide to upgrade to a new version of SharePoint?  Or need to do maintenance and take it down?  Do you have the communication channels in place to get to the entire user base effectively?  What happens if your users get smarter than you on SharePoint?  What’s your strategy around that?  What if the whole platform falls over? How fast can you get it back up, how will you explain this to business and regain the trust in the platform that will be destroyed in one second?

If you answer these questions you might get a different perspective on managing SharePoint.

About Veronique Palmer

Empowering people one at a time.
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5 Responses to What if you Succeed With Your SharePoint Adoption Plan?

  1. And we need you just as much! 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comprehensive response.


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  4. I’ve implemented 7 SharePoint 2010 implementations spreading collaboration solution, document management system, project management, migration .. since Microsoft released SharePoint 2010 in May 12nd, 2010. I realize that people are afraid of using a new something namely SharePoint. I mean they get used to using current things or doing their own habits. When I’m about to consult SharePoint for client, the first thing I need to do is to inquire end-user’s psychology. For my real-world example, I asked a accountant about how she could get information quickly while she was using File server, or how she could store accounting information and use it whenever she needed. Another example is that I asked human resources staff that how he classified document set of a employee or something related to a document management perspective.

    In my own opinion, it would be best to deploy Document Management system based on SharePoint 2010 platform at the beginning of using SharePoint for long-term strategy. But prior to deploying, I have to demonstrate what SharePoint can do when it comes to a little bit about what technology can save your money in the future, and then why document is so important and then why we should use SharePoint to build document management system.

    It’s said that doing SharePoint user adoption is difficult but, as my 2 cents, it depends upon your way utilizing SharePoint at the beginning. Building document management solution based on SharePoint is the first step to get people to work in one place rather than building collaboration solution. I don’t have enough time to personally explain why we should build document management using SharePoint at the beginning of planning user adoption.

    Finally, many thanks for your questions. These questions actually make SharePoint communities try to answer as my thought. SharePoint community needs to have SharePoint business experts like you.

    Give me 2 cents 😀



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