Engaging in a Successful Design and Implementation Process

Many IT projects don't involve the user community much, if at all, but it is critical that an implementation of Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 involve this community. The implementation can have the most powerful, fault-tolerant, and scalable infrastructure, but if the SharePoint 2003 environment does not meet the needs of key users and knowledge workers, the project may not succeed, and the new tools offered may not be adopted.

Figure 4.1 shows a sample methodology that, if followed, greatly enhances the success of the SharePoint 2003 implementation project.

Figure 4.1. SharePoint 2003 implementation methodology.

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