I just listened to the keynote, Sarah Haase from Best Buy, speak about User Adoption.
During it she gave the Worst One-liners, and I thought they were quite amusing:
- SharePoint is great. It’s the users that need help.
- We work with SharePoint. The kind of user adoption you’re talking about is an urban myth.
- Just throw SharePoint out there. They’ll jump on board.
- We have 6TB of data stored in SharePoint. Now that’s adoption!
- Just cram everything onto the landing page…
- SharePoint is self-evident. We don’t need any training.
- I don’t mind if we put this stuff in SharePoint, but it can’t look like SharePoint.
- Let’s drag all of the files from the shared drives into SharePoint. Then people can use full text search to find everything!
- We’ll just train people on SharePoint features. That’ll solve the adoption problem.
- SharePoint doesn’t suck. Your file share sucks!
Now I found this very humorous; however, I found myself agreeing with a few points (one being modified by me).
- Licensed Full Version of SharePoint is Great. Since my organization uses on the Free version of SharePoint, I found relieved that a product so popular was better than expected or experienced.
- I don’t mind if we put this stuff in SharePoint, but it can’t look like SharePoint. This is definitely true mainly because SharePoint has done a poor job of branding itself or showcasing it’s various deviations by companies.
- SharePoint doesn’t suck. Your file share sucks! Again, I used to think SharePoint sucked; however, I’ve learned that, just like any other tool used inappropriately or not as it should, it’s actually quite good and gets the job done well. Yet, I must agree that file share and other similar methodologies also suck.