This weekend: SharePoint Saturday Toronto
Wow, this Saturday offers 21 sessions in 3 tracks, all for free. Given the billable rate of this speaker list, this has to be the best bargain you'll see for a while. And I'm going to go ahead and reveal a secret here - attendees at SharePoint Saturday will be eligible for a great discount on the SharePoint Summit, coming to Toronto this January 31 through February 2. The only catch? You need to attend to get the discount. But I'm sure you wnat to be there anyway, this is a world-class event and a great way to kick-start or build on your SharePoint knowledge.
I'll be there Saturday afternoon with a session I call "Strategies for building SharePoint capacity." This is for managers, sponsors, development and test leads, and perhaps the IT Ops leads who manage the pipeline. The focus is on building the team and pipeline - what the people in each role can expect from each other and what each is responsible for, in order to make the whole process work. Like many things this harkens back to the mantra of dog trainers: “Don’t train dogs, train owners.” This session is training for SharePoint owners. Learn what great SharePoint teams look like, understand the planning and capabilities that make it so, and how to build solid teams to manage both its hosting and your solution delivery pipeline. I'll also be providing examples and anecdotes from recent projects.
Thanks to Kanwal and his dedicated crew of volunteers for putting this together, and to all the sponsors for making the day possible. Afterwards I expect we'll head across the street from Microsoft Canada to the Firkin to decompress over a SharePint. Register today, space is limited and it's rapidly filling up. See you Saturday!