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Strategic IT Project Planning: An Impressive Example

Unlike the waterfall approach , which stresses strict adherence to project plans, the agile method focuses primarily on adjusting to iterative change once a project is underway. This fluid approach to completing work, however, does not mean that agile proponents should throw upfront planning out the window. Strategic planning at the outset ensures that the right tasks get plucked from the backlog and assigned to the team. When it comes to strategic technology planning, I must say that I was impressed by MaineGeneral Health ’s presentation at HIMSS

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The House that Jack Built

One other thing that REALLY matters is to have a plan. Your plan will change...It does not mean you develop a plan and then toss it...It means you develop an initial plan and adjust it as situations dictate

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Goal-Setting Is Key To Your Strategy

Goals are part of the meticulously built business plan...This means that the first few drafts of the goals and the plan will often include a number of guesses...Proper setting of goals is crucial to the usefulness of the business plan

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Jumprope!

“Cinderella, dressed in yella Went upstairs to present her charter With multiple teams, had to add scope How many requirements (for her SharePoint 2010 Records Governance Plan) were eventually wrote?

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The Unanswerable Question

Whether I am presenting on managed metadata and taxonomy, social computing, governance, or migration planning, someone in the audience inevitably asks this question...Always start your projects by outlining exactly how you plan to manage them

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Preventing Productivity "Leakage"

I've given a number of presentations of late on the idea of building productivity into SharePoint planning, always beginning my talk with a short history lesson in collaborative tools and platforms...Your plans should include a detailed search strategy

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Selling the P.I.R.

When I attended the AIIM ECM Master class, I was amazed at the similarity between the ECM project plan and the typical systems development project plan...Ironically, the final step in both plans is to conduct a P ost I mplementation R eview

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Scope Creep- the silent deadline killer (with bonus podcast!)

" Having a plan for communication, assigning roles and responsibilities, and finding project champions all helps put the "people" back into large technology projects

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650 Successful SharePoint Implementations – Dissecting a Decade of EPC Group Enterprise SharePoint Success - Article 1 of 4

Custom Site Templates Let’s Get Into Dissecting a Successful Engagement and the Method to EPC Group’s Project Methodologies Project Initiation and Planning - Initiation and Definition Activities Once the EPC Group sales and consulting staff has worked with our clients to scope and build the overall proposal and the project has been won, it is time for the Project Management Office (PMO) to start engaging as well as planning the details such as: · Create Work Breakdown Structure · Perform Resource planning · Create Project Schedule · Preparing the Budget · Conduct Schedule Review The EPC Group team now develops the supporting plan definition activities and Project Initiation activities such as the: · Communication and Controlling Procedures · Compile and inspect Project Definition Document · Review and Approve Project Definition Document EPC Group then rolls into our project kickoff sessions \ Preparing for Kickoff Conduct Project Review and Kickoff Processes · Implement EPC Group’s Project Control Documents and our internal Project Server 2010 environment · Kicking of Requirements Gathering o Conduct Initial Requirements Gathering Sessions and Determine Audience o Content Sessions o Conduct Content Requirement Session · Services Sessions o Conduct Services Requirement Session · Equipment Sessions · Conduct Global Equipment Requirement Session · People Sessions · Conduct People Requirement Session · Conduct Global People Requirement Session · Backend Application · Conduct Backend Application Investigation · Steering Committee Sessions · Conduct Steering Committee Member Interviews · Develop Requirements Document · Conduct Requirements Document Review and Apply Updates · Requirements Document Complete Obtain Requirements Document Client Sign Off Requirements Phase End Review Conduct Phase End Assessment - Requirement s Phase End Review Complete Onsite Reviews Conduct 1st - Onsite Review Planning Session Development Environment SharePoint - ORDER HARDWARE & SOFTWARE COMPLETE SharePoint - HARDWARE & SOFTWARE RECEIVED SharePoint - STAGE HARDWARE & SOFTWARE COMPLETE - Provide SharePoint team support in Development Configuration - Provide complete knowledge transfer sessions, build documents, etc

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