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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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How to Approach an Enterprise Deployment

While Global's enterprise portal goals are many, such a huge enterprise undertaking must still start with a single footstep toward planning. An infinite number of approaches are of course available. Many enterprise deployments actually start out as successful department-wide or small-business-unit deployments. However, in the case of new-implementation methodologies to deployment planning for enterprise portal applications, two approaches stand out (see Figure 22.2).

Figure 22.2. Experience shows that large portal implementations are best accomplished in increments.

Requirements for the portal tend to evolve ...

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