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When should you bring in end users?

For example: when should you bring in the end users for their perspective on your SharePoint strategy? Nobody disagrees (I think) with the idea of involving end users in the process, but the question stands: when is the right time?

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SharePoint is a User Platform

There's been an interesting theme running through the blogs and Twitter conversations of late identifying a shift, perhaps, of content and focus around the SharePoint platform, moving from IT Pro and Developer-centric to Business User-centric

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SharePoint is about Business Users, not IT

The vast majority of day-to-day SharePoint stories are about us, the business users. So why are the majority of SharePoint deployments initiated by IT or engineering without the voice of the business users?

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What can Katy Perry teach us about end user satisfaction?

I recently was speaking with a SharePoint user who told me one of the biggest challenges she faces with her deployment is that users don't want to use the system, and they prefer their old ways...") When engaging new users, make things fun!

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Improving Engagement Through Mobility

The point is that this vendor through about how their users would actually take advantage of a mobile app to be used in conjunction with their platform, and they focused on the use cases that made the most sense, thus extending their platform and improving the user experience

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In SharePoint, Social Tools = Personal Productivity

Users are chomping at the bit to deploy and use the new, natively supported social media features in SharePoint 2010, and looking to the Microsoft partner ecosystem to extend their capabilities outside of the box. But many CIOs are concerned with the impacts these tools will have on security, support and maintenance costs, and end user productivity

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Reduce Your Requirements

One of my favorite questions is: by show of hands, does anyone have an end user adoption issue?...They are all great if they are what help get your end users to connect and adopt and engage

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Memories

I have since overseen the implementation of multi-million dollar systems that included thousands of users...I told them option number two was to contract with our consulting firm to oversee the implementation and train their users

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