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by Marcy Kellar
You don’t have to be a designer to make a SharePoint site easy-to-use. There is a science behind ensuring a user thinks less about how to use a site and more time focusing on what is on the site. These techniques and principles are standard in the regular web design world and can be applied to SharePoint too.
This session breaks down the science of “easy-to-use” and demonstrate techniques to communicate requirements and what it takes to make your SharePoint site more intuitive to users. It is intended for the non-designer tasked with implementing an easy-to-use and widely adopted SharePoint site and covers:
SharePoint Branding isn’t easy and mistakes are inevitable. Some mistakes are costlier than others and impact a variety of areas such as budget, long term sustainability, functionality, and user adoption.
This session provides an overview of the costliest or most common mistakes made when customizing the SharePoint user interface. You will see examples, screenshots and demos of these mistakes in action. You will learn the answers to following questions:
Understanding which mistakes are the costliest and most common can help you avoid making them and give you the confidence to embark on your next SharePoint branding adventure.
We will convene a group of women working in SharePoint and create a panel of open conversation of what issues are being faced in the workplace today.
by Ruven Gotz
Analyst: What would you like SharePoint to do?
Customer: Well, what can it do?
Analyst: Tons! Let me show you…
All too often, this is how conversations between analysts and customers/stakeholders begin, and it isn’t helpful to anyone. SharePoint has a vast array of capabilities, but if you start by describing or demonstrating what SharePoint can do and how the technology works, you will end up with customers who are confused and don’t know where to begin, or who have massively overblown expectations.
In this session, you will learn how to set up and conduct workshops with various stakeholders that will allow you to understand their real needs. You will then learn how to document and organize this information so that it is useful to the stakeholders and that will allow you to guide them through prioritization and planning.
You will learn when NOT to do demonstrations of SharePoint, and when and how to do demos that are powerful and effective.
The SharePoint community is connected, collaborative, and energetic. But how does someone get started? Based on the ebook “Inside the SharePoint Community: 4 Strategies Building Your Personal Brand,” this session will outline the four strategies for building out your community plans, including events, content, social media, and other tools and media, including 5 immediate steps you can take to establish your personal brand. Much of this material is community-driven, with examples and advice from some of the leaders in the space.
28th July 2012