Having made the decision to deploy (or maybe upgrade) SharePoint, done your due diligence and planned your project (see post #1 in this series), the next thing you need to do is scope your deployment and determine the functionality for implementation carefully, deliberately and preferably explicitly. If the planning phase was effective this should be easy enough. You’ll know what you’re trying to achieve and why – I’ll assume you have clarified the vision or objectives – and project scope should come reasonably naturally out of that.
Post #1 in the inevitable numbered series…These will be just my opinions, of course but, for what it’s worth, they’re derived from years of observations on what’s worked and what hasn’t. My lessons learned – sometimes bitterly – have come from working on or leading several real world SharePoint deployments. And also living with the results; I have done my time in an operational role as a Portal Manager on a SharePoint platform.