Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Meeting (different date for November!)
Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/218788788/
Speaker: Michelle Caldwell
Title: Designing a Plan for Sustained User Adoption
Organizational change management is one of the most overlooked and under-planned parts of many SharePoint implementations. You simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of this topic. Successful organizational change management is a critical component to ensuring the success of any SharePoint initiative.
In this class, we will discuss field-proven tactics to help your users make sense of the change that your SharePoint solution will inevitably bring into their daily work lives. You will learn a user adoption framework and some factors you should consider when planning your next SharePoint initiative. We will challenge the mindset that adoption can be driven, and embrace the concept of designing change for long-term sustainable cultural acceptance.
By attending this class, you will be able to:
Design your own organizational change-management strategy Understand how to foster user adoption Understand how to engage and build solution champions Build a communication plan Apply field-tested strategies in your organization Bio:
Michelle is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and Director of Collaboration at Avanade. She has over 16 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past nine years, she has focused on delivering enterprise SharePoint solutions across multiple industries while leading teams that have won outstanding achievements in Web Development. She is a founding member and President of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG) and actively shares her real-world experience through her blog www.shellecaldwell.com and conferences across North America. She also sits on the board of two Columbus, Ohio non-profits in support of her local technology community.