Lynn Warneke from Australia has just posted her review of SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration:
SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration, Michael Sampson’s latest publication, offers clear and succinct advice to ensure you avoid these all-too-common pitfalls and deliver a SharePoint implementation that is a real success, in real business terms. As Michael himself asserts, “The point isn’t to have a nice shiny SharePoint implementation; the point is doing business better.”
Michael’s previous hands-on volume, Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate and Drive Business in New Ways, described how to leverage the technology by exploring the ‘real world’ scenario of a new cross-company strategy initiative, ‘Project Delta.’ While SharePoint implementers certainly stood to benefit tangentially, that work was explicitly intended for the users – information workers and project team members needing to get the most out of this new technology for their own and their team’s benefit. This new book, as indicated by its title, continues the collaboration focus, but presents a broader business roadmap for effective planning, evaluation, governance, engagement and user adoption to ensure the organisation’s SharePoint investment results in tangible business benefits. While intended for IT professionals, it has wide relevance on both sides of the technology/business fence – the product selection group, steering committee, trainers, stakeholder and change managers, and the technology implementers. I agree with Paul Culmsee – Michael’s second book is even better than his first.
It’s a great (and an easy) read – concise and incisive, only as technical as necessary, informed and authoritative, and above all practical, so you too can “make SharePoint take off and work for your firm.”
Read Lynn’s full review on the SharePoint Roadmap web site.