Smooth deployments rely heavily on thorough planning. It may be very tempting to rush planning, architecture and even design, but in almost all instances, the outcome is fraught with problems, failing to maximise features and hampering adoption. Choosing a Microsoft Partner for SharePoint management of your project mitigates those risks.
Experience and planning are key.
Once a deployment is complete, you’re then left with three types of job that are often overlooked:
- Security, user additions and permissions, and general maintenance
- Support and user adoption
- Planning for further development
Maintenance of a system that has been installed and configured by a third party entails a learning curve for your IT department so it’s easy to miss vital updates and changes in settings etc.
Support and training are one of the most overlooked areas of any internal project involving any software and interface rollouts.
Investing time and effort in this area ensures the initial investment of the project is worthwhile.
Capturing feedback, good and bad, as it occurs when you roll out anything new within a company and then reviewing at a later to feed into a further development plan, is again crucial to continued adoption making users feel heard and involved.