For the past few posts I have concentrated on what you need to consider SharePoint 2010 can bring to your organisation from a practitioner’s view. These have covered how vital it is to have a great SP2010 governance strategy, aligning it with your organisation’s strategy, benefits and drawbacks of focusing on restricting use, encouraging best practice and preventing problems.
But you can’t do all of these activities on your own. You need key people who can help you achieve these. You need stakeholders……….and a strategy to get them.
Here’s a quick checklist to follow to help you succeed:
- Who wants to use SP2010?
- Who do you want to use SP2010?
- What do people need to use most with SP2010? Is it knowledge sharing, people discovery, document archiving, etc?
- Who has the most influence with the decision makers?
- Who has access to funding what you need?
- What use of SP2010 would align best with your overall strategy?
- What is your timeline for starting and to show benefits gained?
If you can answer all these questions, then you can identify the stakeholders who will give your SP2010 the greatest chance of success.
Your next steps will be to contact each stakeholder to agree the overall goals for the project and what their involvement will be (time, effort, etc) and…………most importantly………..what is in it for them!