My latest requirement focuses on SharePoint 2010 training. Below are the details:
Requirement: Deliver SharePoint 2010 End User Training
Client: Federal Government Agency
Audience: Mix of Contractors, Federal Employees, Enlisted Servicemembers and Senior Officers.
Environment: MOSS 2007 with scheduled SharePoint 2010 upgrade scheduled in 2012.
Attendees: 15 registered members
Course Materials: Handouts, Training Manual, and Training Labs
Challenges: Delivering SharePoint 2010 training to mixed Power User group consisting of Senior Management and Technical hands-on professional can be challenging because you have to gauge the technical level of the crowd in order to dive deeper into hands on examples.
How would you approach this requirement? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Not everyday is great. Not everyday is horrible. I can say that everyday I wake up and do the tasks, projects, and career path that motivate and excite me to learn and do more. That, in itself, is reason to give thanks.
I have the requirement to deliver 3 day training for a large government client.
Below are some of my marching orders and approaches to ensure top notch delivery:
Requirement: 3 day training for SharePoint 2010 Site Owners
Audience: Site Owners that were approved by Department Head. Members of this course have demonstrated SharePoint aptitude by attending 1 Day intro training course.
Approaches: In this requirement, I’m planning to increase overall resources presented to help the Site Owners of this environment work of becoming better SP Professionals overall.
I have also created custom modules that provided scenario based examples to be delivered within the labs.
I have delivered another 15 question written assessment within the Training course that is optional for the students.
I have also recommended 4 books on SharePoint Governance, InfoPath, Administration, and development for my students.
Site Owners ask real world questions, so delivering training for this group is always exciting.
Post-migration services are an area that many organizations invest the least amount of time into in comparison to planning and deploying the Microsoft Technology stack.
One solution to this dilemma comes in the form of the Signature Deployment Kit, which contains several resources to aid in the post migration areas of training, end user adoption, and additional areas such as planning, pilot, and management.