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