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Preparing for Successful Outcomes

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Attributed to Albert Einstein

SharePoint projects are notorious for their difficulty. The seeds for a successful project are sown in the early days of the project, when you, as the project consultant, have to rapidly integrate yourself into an organization, build trust with your client stakeholders, and gather the essential information you will need to be able to deliver a successful solution. You are doing more than just listening and learning in this phase: You are educating your clients and often shaking them to their core by forcing them to rethink their approach to technology solution implementation. You push toward simplicity ...

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