Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways

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Take the lead—and deliver better results—by revolutionizing the way you and your colleagues communicate, collaborate, and coordinate everyday work. Dive in as the author, a collaboration expert, demonstrates how to inspire great teamwork using Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Discover the best practices that enable even far-flung teams to produce powerfully productive results—and apply them to your own ...

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Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways

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Overview

Take the lead—and deliver better results—by revolutionizing the way you and your colleagues communicate, collaborate, and coordinate everyday work. Dive in as the author, a collaboration expert, demonstrates how to inspire great teamwork using Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Discover the best practices that enable even far-flung teams to produce powerfully productive results—and apply them to your own projects!

Learn how to:

  • Follow a five-phase approach to managing teams and projects
  • Synchronize your team’s vision, as well as their work
  • Structure SharePoint sites to give people a place to work and a place to see what’s going on
  • Inspire more creative problem-solving through team wikis and blogs
  • Capture and coordinate team and stakeholder feedback more efficiently
  • Drive the smart, timely decisions that keep projects on track
  • Wrap up projects the right way—for results you can repeat

Includes bonus chapters online.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625617
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,444,972
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sampson is an industry analyst and consultant focused on helping teams and organizations succeed through better collaboration tools and practices. He has written numerous analyst reports and is a prolific blogger on teamwork and collaboration topics. Based in New Zealand, Michael works seamlessly with colleagues and clients worldwide.

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Table of Contents

About the Author;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
An Analyst Writing a Book on SharePoint?;
Overview;
The Better Way;
Who This Book Is For;
Foreword;
Chapter 1: The New Project;
Projects and People;
Roger Gets Project Delta;
Why Can’t We Just Use Outlook?;
Why Can’t We All Just Work in the Same Place?;
So Why Do We Work in Teams Anyway?;
Is SharePoint Just for Managing Team Projects?;
Summary;
Chapter 2: Managing the Project and Finding a Team;
Managing Projects: The Five Phases Project Life Cycle Model;
Recruiting the Project Team by Using SharePoint;
The Project Delta Team;
Chapter 3: Setting Up SharePoint;
The Three Constituencies in Any Project;
Create a SharePoint Site for Everyone Else;
Create a SharePoint Site for the Project Sponsors and Stakeholders;
Create a SharePoint Site for the Project Team;
Do You Have to Do This for Every Project?;
Chapter 4: Team, Meet SharePoint;
Welcome to Your New Team Home;
Knowing What’s Going On;
Entering Your Details in SharePoint;
Discovering Common Working Hours by Using the Team Wiki;
Establishing a Teamworking Protocol;
Giving Others Insight into What’s Happening;
Does Offline Mean Out of Touch?;
Chapter 5: Creating a Shared Vision;
"Being a Team" Isn’t Enough;
The Three Sides of Shared Vision;
Using SharePoint to Shape Shared Vision;
What Takes Team Projects Off Course?;
Being Notified of SharePoint Task Items;
What If Some Team Members Are Using a Mac?;
Chapter 6: Understanding the Options;
What "Could" We Do?;
The Big Idea Behind Brainstorming;
Brainstorming Through the SharePoint Wiki;
Brainstorming with OneNote 2007;
Brainstorming Through a Conference Call;
Consolidating the List of Ideas;
Chapter 7: Analyzing the Options;
What Could We "Realistically" Do?;
Using a Custom List for Team Coordination;
Coauthoring a Document;
Meetings for People Who Can’t Be Together;
Meetings for People Who Arrange to Be Together;
Sharing Documents via Groove 2007;
Chapter 8: Making a Decision;
What "Should" We Do?;
Making a Decision Within the Team;
Writing the Draft Recommendation;
Sharing the Draft Recommendation;
Preparing the Final Recommendation;
Chapter 9: Concluding the Project;
"We Did It";
Ending the Formal Work of the Team;
Are You Serious? You Want Me to Do What?;
Publishing and Sharing the Final Materials;
Deleting the Transitory Information;
Submitting an Archival Request to IT;
Disconnecting from Outlook, Groove, or Colligo Contributor;
Revamping the Everyone Else Site;
Chapter 10: Winning in the Market;
A Year Later ...;
The Main Tenets of Seamless Teamwork;
Doing More with SharePoint;
Finding Chapter 11;
Finding Chapter 12;
Appendix : More Great Books from Microsoft Press;

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