SharePoint architects, developers, end users and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint are invited to attend SharePoint Saturday East Bay, held September 11, 2010, from 7:30 am – 6 pm PT at the San Ramon Marriott in San Ramon, California. SharePoint Saturdays are educational, informative and lively events filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and Microsoft® Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required.
Innovative-e managing partner, Dux Raymond Sy, will be presenting two sessions at the event. The first session, “How to Best Gather Requirements for SharePoint Projects,” will provide key techniques in effectively eliciting, analyzing, prioritizing, validating and documenting requirements for SharePoint projects. In addition, participants will be able to identify:
- Key components of the requirements gathering process;
- Why requirements traceability is paramount in defining ROI in SharePoint projects;
- Why having a well defined business case is necessary to effectively initiate requirements gathering.
In Sy’s second presentation, “Best Practices in Managing SharePoint Projects,” he will cover how to:
- Initiate executive excitement, promote organizational buy-in and foster user adoption;
- Develop an effective and practical project management process in deploying SharePoint;
- Apply relevant strategies in mapping business processes to identify SharePoint-based solutions;
- Identify necessary resources to plan, deploy, maintain and support a SharePoint implementation;
- Minimize uncertainty and risk by applying practical scope management techniques.
Sy is the author of SharePoint for Project Management, published by O’Reilly Media. Sy is also a certified project management professional (PMP) with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Sy has earned a reputation as being among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. Sy is a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that helps clients achieve tangible business results with Microsoft SharePoint solutions.
For more information about SharePoint Saturday or to register, visit sharepointsaturday.org/eastbay/.
About Innovative-e, Inc.
Innovative-e Inc. (innovative-e.com), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a business consulting and technology services company that helps clients achieve tangible business results with Microsoft SharePoint solutions. Services include consulting, project management, application development, training, project transparency solutions, systems integration, and support. Innovative-e is known for thought leadership in the areas of applying SharePoint technologies to improve project management and for developing and promoting best practices for implementing SharePoint solutions (SharePoint for PM for SharePoint). Public and private sector enterprise clientele include Siemens Industry Inc.; Arlington County, Virginia; Washington D.C. Department of Transportation; Emory University; The National Institutes of Health (NIH); JK Moving & Storage, Inc.; Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); AutoTrader.com; BlueLinx; and MorganFranklin. Innovative-e has locations in Atlanta, Ga.; Reston, Va.; and Merritt Island, Fla. with technology delivery centers in Sri Lanka.