Process Improvement, Part 7

SharePoint® Process Improvement Forum:   I think the best contribution I can make is to hold an ongoing series of conference calls and net meetings so people can ask and see what SharePoint is about.

In our six previous calls we have learned there is a clear need for a “basics” call and a need for “advanced” discussion.  You are welcome to join us for this no-charge forum.  Details and sign-up are below.

Purpose of Forum:  To promote business process improvement, using SharePoint® as a primary tool based on actual case results from clients – avoiding techno babble, jargon, rhetoric, hype and other distractions.

Next SharePoint Basics Call:  Friday, August 6, 2010, 2 to 3 pm Central Time

Next Advanced SharePoint Topics Call:  Friday, August 6, 2010, 3 to ??? pm Central Time

Topic:  SharePoint Lessons: WE WILL HOLD A BASIC CALL AND AN ADVANCED CALL EVERY WEEK GOING FORWARD

Key Discussion Points for the Basics Call:  CLICK HERE for Article Number 4  We will discuss and demonstrate via net meeting the basic things you need to know about SharePoint:

1. Document Management: 

2. Collaboration / File Sharing: 

3.  Intranet / Extranet / Portal (Access to Existing Systems through SharePoint): 

4.  Process Improvement / Workflow:  

Key Discussion Points for the Advanced Call: SEE THE REST OF THE ARTICLES BELOW FOR ADVANCED TOPICS.  This will be primarily and question and answer discussion.

This week’s ADVANCED TOPIC will be:  “How to turn Gnarly Spreadsheets into SharePoint Things of Beauty, Take 2″ (a repeat of last week’s topic.)

  • During a down economy, with IT budgets cut back, many departments have to solve their own problems with complex Excel spreadsheets…
  • SharePoint’s LIST function acts like an Excel spreadsheet on steroids…
  • Solves common problems…allows multiple users in the same spreadsheet at the same time – without conflicts…saves enormous “cut and paste” time…
  • Provides a record (audit trail) of “who entered information and when”…provides versions on each row so mistakes can be easily corrected and accountability for entering accurate information can be maintained…
  • Allows read-only access to some users and read-write to others…
  • Provides simple to medium complexity math…
  • Alerts can notify managers about the status of hot items…
  • User logs can quickly tell bosses if their people are doing their jobs…
  • Work assignments allow the spreadsheet to become part of the full work flow for the department, maintaining accountability for completion of every step…

Details:  CLICK HERE for Article #6 or see Below

Cost:  None, but registration for the call is required – call is limited to first ten reservations)

CLICK HERE to Register for this week’s call 

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