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Business Analysis for a Taxonomy

Like all business analyses, the business reasons for a taxonomy can be examined from two different perspective. These are a quantitative analysis and a qualitative analysis. Both of these perspectives are important to get the support for a taxonomy in your organization. QUANTITATIVE...

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Reduce Your Requirements

I speak at a lot of SharePoint events, and as I warm up the crowd, I like to ask a couple icebreaker questions and get a sense for how interactive and responsive the audience will be. One of my favorite questions is: by show of hands, does anyone have an end user adoption issue? ...

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The Turbulent Move to the Cloud

We can all see that our organizations are getting to be more mobile -- whether than means people doing more from their smart phones and tablets, or just that teams are more geographically dispersed is really a moot point: how we access our content and tools is changing as technology advances....

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Evolution of the Enterprise App

Social Informatics is the study of information and communication tools in cultural and institutional contexts. It is a broad, inter-disciplinary analysis of usage patterns that spans sociology, anthropology, psychology, technology, and business. More specifically, it is a study of the way that...

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But, you can probably get what you really need . Provided you are a business user with a good business analyst on your project team. And you don’t get distracted by sparkly technology thingies. My favorite illustration of failure in the “get requirements….deliver on...

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Understanding Cultural Requirements

I saw a wi-fi placard in a hotel recently and laughed that it still touted the service as being "50 times faster than dialup." I can't remember the last time I even owned a computer with a modem, much less care about that useless comparison. I marvel at the speed of...

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Connect business problem analysis to change management by leaving no people behind

One of the more intriguing lines of inquiry at a recent meeting of the AIIM New England Chapter had to do with my assertion that there is a connection between analyzing your business problems and engaging in change management. Though on the surface these appear to be two completely separate...

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SharePoint is about Business Users, not IT

SharePoint is fundamentally a business platform, worth more than the sum of its parts. It is not just a piece of software, not just a set of services, not just a collection of tools and accelerators: it is a platform on which your business can socialize, collaborate, and innovate. We track...

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Don't Ask a Vendor for a Document Management System

Keep them appraised of progress and listen to their feedback ·Thorough business analysis is essential ·Implement a small, proof of concept, project to help gain acceptance and allow an appropriate learning curve and resolve any, unforeseen, issues ·Form a user group to get feedback from key users within the business ·Be honest and admit mistakes, but be sure to rectify them I hope the above helps…..interested to hear your views&hellip

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The 12 Networking Truths Applied to SharePoint

If you have 3 months to deploy SharePoint, be sure to take at least 6 weeks for business analysis, planning and design before you even build a POC, let alone a production environment

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