Setting up Champions network en mass - 500+ users in 2 months

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1351421%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ESetting%20up%20Champions%20network%20en%20mass%20-%20500%2B%20users%20in%202%20months%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1351421%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20there%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20am%20IT%20Project%20Manager%20working%20at%20BCP%20Council%2C%20circa%206000%20employees%20and%20looking%20to%20onboard%20500%20Champions%20early%20June%20to%20help%20rollout%20out%20Teams%20to%20rest%20of%20organization%20in%20July.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20would%20be%20eager%20to%20hear%20of%20anyone%20who%20has%20rolled%20out%20a%20similar%20size%2C%20within%20these%20timescales%2C%20resources%20you%20needed%20and%20approach%20used.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMany%20thanks%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-1351421%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EAdoption%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1356214%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Setting%20up%20Champions%20network%20en%20mass%20-%20500%2B%20users%20in%202%20months%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1356214%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F605218%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Kelly_Barnes%3C%2FA%3E%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EActually%20it%20all%20depends%20on%20the%20dynamics%2Fvariables%20at%20your%20end%2C%20like%20company's%20needs%2C%20champions'%20technical%20backgrounds%2Flevels%2C%20expectations%20from%20end-users%20about%20Teams%2C%20etc...%20Therefore%20there%20cannot%20be%20any%20specific%20or%20certain%20answers%20to%20your%20question.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAnyway%20I%20believe%20these%20actions%20would%20help%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CUL%3E%3CLI%3EHave%20a%20certain%20team%20to%20bring%20all%20these%20champions%20together%20in%20one%20collaborative%20group.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EHold%20regular%20meetings%20to%20educate%20them%20about%20the%20fundamentals%20and%20basic%20features%20of%20Teams.%20Gamification%20is%20also%20a%20must.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EListen%20to%20them%20actively%20and%20use%20Forms%20for%20surveying%20purposes%20to%20understand%20the%20points%2Fneeds%20that%20Teams%20can%20address%20in%20your%20company%20which%20would%20make%20the%20adoption%20much%20more%20easier%20and%20help%20breaking%20specific%20users'%20resistances%20against%20Teams.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EUse%20Planner%2FTo-Do%20to%20assign%20them%20tasks%20for%20adoption%20purposes%20and%20keep%20track%20of%20how%20they%20involve%20their%20colleagues%20in.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3ERecord%20short%20and%20educative%20videos%20with%20them%20and%20share%20with%20others%2C%20etc...%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FUL%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERegards%2C%3CBR%20%2F%3EBurak%20V.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1356358%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Setting%20up%20Champions%20network%20en%20mass%20-%20500%2B%20users%20in%202%20months%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1356358%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F605218%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Kelly_Barnes%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%2C%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3ESounds%20like%20a%20reasonable%20plan%2C%20I%20would%20say%20that%20maybe%20250%20champions%20is%20quite%20a%20large%20number%20to%20get%20up%20to%20speed%20in%20a%20month%20before%20rollout%2C%20you%20wouldn't%20even%20be%20able%20to%20get%20them%20all%20into%20one%20meeting.%20Microsoft%20provide%20a%20lot%20of%20resources%20to%20support%20you%20at%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Faka.ms%2FMicrosoftAdoption%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Faka.ms%2FMicrosoftAdoption%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Band%20there%20is%20a%20dedicated%20forum%20on%20here%20at%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Faka.ms%2Fo365champions%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Faka.ms%2Fo365champions%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B.%20You%20might%20like%20to%20check%20out%20Karuana's%20video%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQjq9-i_WwV4%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQjq9-i_WwV4%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Highlighted
Senior Member

Hi there,

I am IT Project Manager working at BCP Council, circa 6000 employees and looking to onboard 500 Champions early June to help rollout out Teams to rest of organization in July.

I would be eager to hear of anyone who has rolled out a similar size, within these timescales, resources you needed and approach used.

Many thanks

 

2 Replies
Highlighted

Hi @Kelly_Barnes,

 

Actually it all depends on the dynamics/variables at your end, like company's needs, champions' technical backgrounds/levels, expectations from end-users about Teams, etc... Therefore there cannot be any specific or certain answers to your question.

 

Anyway I believe these actions would help:

 

  • Have a certain team to bring all these champions together in one collaborative group.
  • Hold regular meetings to educate them about the fundamentals and basic features of Teams. Gamification is also a must.
  • Listen to them actively and use Forms for surveying purposes to understand the points/needs that Teams can address in your company which would make the adoption much more easier and help breaking specific users' resistances against Teams.
  • Use Planner/To-Do to assign them tasks for adoption purposes and keep track of how they involve their colleagues in.
  • Record short and educative videos with them and share with others, etc...

 

Regards,
Burak V.

Highlighted

Hi @Kelly_Barnes ,

 

Sounds like a reasonable plan, I would say that maybe 250 champions is quite a large number to get up to speed in a month before rollout, you wouldn't even be able to get them all into one meeting. Microsoft provide a lot of resources to support you at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftAdoption and there is a dedicated forum on here at https://aka.ms/o365champions . You might like to check out Karuana's video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjq9-i_WwV4