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One of my clients running SharePoint 2013 on-premises contacted me with a strange issue. They had some SharePoint 2013 platform workflows that were getting suspended and wasn’t sure why. We got past that initial issue, but what I wanted to talk about today is what we did with all the active workflows that were suspended. Learn how I use PowerShell to make all those workflows resume instead of resorting to canceling them...
Workplace celebrations are more than just fun - they create a culture where people are more likely to innovate, engage, and put in extra effort when needed. Here are 6 ideas for celebrating more, and better, in your workplace.
Is all the talk about better customer experiences and employee engagement just hype, or is there an ROI for these investments?
How many times have you facilitated a meeting where you shared all of the information that needed to be covered, only to have people messaging, emailing or calling with questions about the content an hour, a day or a week later? Frustrating right? So how do you achieve the goals of your next meeting, in a meaningful way, that will stick with your audience? Let's examine 6 quick tips.
Companies continue to spend countless hours focusing on how to better articulate their value proposition, in order to increase both the volume and velocity of sales. There is potential for greater impact by focusing some of that time on an often neglected piece of the sales puzzle. Have you considered how hard you are to work with?
In order for a channel strategy to be successful, the investment does not end with implementation. It takes a lot of hard work and a little LUCK along the way.
Mentoring is one of those things that seems to make tons of sense to people but rarely if ever gets done. The days of new employees being given a formal mentor and six weeks to six months of “ramp up time” appear to be long gone for most companies, regardless of their size or industry.
Change requests always seem to start out top of mind as a positive concept when a project kicks off. However, mid-way through they always seem to be the proverbial elephant “afterthought” in the room. If this is a common issue for your project team, take a look at these five tips to help prevent this pitfall moving forward.
Just as no two clients are the same, no two projects are the same. Thus the characteristics of the solution, the team, the timeline and whether or not it is an initial implementation or an enhancement should be weighed before selecting a project management methodology.
This blog will explore the basic functions of: Six Sigma, Waterfall, and Agile approaches.
When it comes to
effectively taking notes, OneNote leaves Word in the dust. Don’t get me
wrong, Microsoft Word is an excellent program and is very useful for specific
tasks, but note-taking isn’t one of them. OneNote allows users to take
notes the way that works best for them. In this blog entry, I will walk you through the installation process for your computer, step-by-step.
When “I’m a Marketing Executive” earns a
“yes, but what do you DO?” response, the standard reply is “lead
generation”. But more and more, Marketing can be the bridge. Earning
instead of costing. Filling the pipeline with quality over quantity. Cutting through the noise, not
just increasing the volume.
Many organizations believe that thorough training is the only step necessary to ensure user adoption. That assumption could not be more wrong. Effective user adoption begins at the planning stage of a project, and is threaded throughout the life cycle. And the adoption process continues well beyond the initial training sessions.
Measure twice, cut once. You’ve heard the saying, right? For this final habit, I wanted to take that saying and use it to illustrate a phenomenon that we often see in technology projects – lack of testing. I call it a phenomenon, because it often defies logic.
Let’s face it - no one ever tells you to focus on the past. In fact, we’re all told, from very early on, to stay focused on the “here and now” and to look ahead to our future. While it may be a bit of a stretch, I would like to encourage those who are currently working on a project or getting ready to start a project, to take some time to reflect on the past. Let me to explain...
Even with the expansive good information out there, companies do the darnedest things when choosing from initiatives that are vying for constrained resources. Surely your organization has never done any of the things outlined here...
Technology is wonderful thing, but never forget that it’s not the only thing. What I mean is this - while technology can provide us with new ways of doing things, automation of tasks, and analysis we could only dream of doing on our own, technology should never be a substitute for your people and your process.
Trips (or projects) do not complete themselves. It takes “unseen” things to make it all happen, and that is where this habit will focus.
There are many opportunities for projects to veer off of course, not due to the unexpected, but due to completely avoidable items such as forgetting the definition of success, lack of focus, an individual personality, or a new technology coming to market. Think you’re immune and that “This will never happen to my organization!”? Unfortunately, in our experience we’ve seen it happen to the very best organizations, which is where this habit comes into play. No one has the intention of taking a cross-country road trip to Santa Monica, only to end-up in Fargo (no offense), or worse yet, to simply stop driving somewhere in Arkansas (again, no offense), and say, “Let’s do something else now.” At the end of the day, technology projects are no different. My guess is, you started the project in order to actually finish the project (and on time and under budget would great too!).
Habit 1: Chart Your Journey
Before you begin your project, define what a successful project will look like, and you have set yourself up for success from the start.
Have you finally gotten users to start creating contacts in CRM only to find out that they are often forgetting to associate them with an account? For B2B organizations, this can become a significant data quality issue. Most B2B organizations are business centered rather than contact centered. What this means is that users tend to use the account entity in CRM to search for information. So if a contact is not associated with an account, then users are not nearly as likely to find it. This problem is exacerbated by Outlook integration features, such as the ability create a new contact directly from an email address. In this blog, I’ll offer a couple of practical solutions to aid you with creating higher quality data by ensuring that the Parent Customer field is always populated on contact forms.
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Whether you are upgrading to SharePoint Online, 2010, 2013 or the latest 2016, this checklist contains everything you need to know for a successful transition.