Getting Started with Your Program and Projects

By Brian Wilson

In Chapter 12, you learned about the business drivers of your key stakeholders. You learned how to map the business drivers to a set of portal and supporting capabilities that would achieve senior stakeholder objectives. You learned more about each capability by looking at the requirements of each audience affected, and produced a high-level portal blueprint. Finally, you learned how to produce an enterprise portal strategy and a high-level road map for introducing these capabilities into your business.

This chapter uses the previously defined SharePoint 2010 portal strategy to get started with your SharePoint 2010 program and projects.

Getting started with your SharePoint 2010 program and projects can be a bewildering and daunting phase. A number of activities, tasks, and streams of work must take place. This chapter discusses the key activities, work streams, tasks, skills, and outputs required to get started with the inception and early elaboration phases of your projects.

“Rome wasn't built in a day,” and neither are SharePoint 2010 portal deployments. In the real world, SharePoint 2010 deployments consist of a number of related projects and streams of work. The grouping of these related projects is what is referred to as a program.

In a SharePoint 2010 program of work, the types of projects vary significantly, depending on the stage of your program, the size and reach of your deployment, the feature set you ...

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