It is now a well-known fact in business circles that SharePoint has become the standard for portals, document management, search and BI. While there are many ways to configure and implement a SharePoint instance, the question of how to compile and engage a team still remains. Furthermore, questions of what best practices and standards should be part of an implementation are seemingly never asked, or answered.
In speaking with executives and teams about their SharePoint projects, many of our clients have similar stories to share -- that senior executives choose SharePoint for the new corporate portal or to house document management, and then announce to their “team” that SharePoint is coming to the organization, without doing their planning or diligence on the “team” itself. This strategy has obvious issues, which, can be overcome with the right level of mid-implementation planning, training and consulting.