Governance Define your Governance Policies early on. Involve key personnel with defining your policies. Communicate your policies to the end users.
Planning Lay out exactly what SharePoint can and will do, as well as why it will benefit them directly. Support should come from the top. Top executives should each have their own SharePoint sites Key people should start a blog for users. Let end-users in on the discussion early. Not only does this help pave the way for adoption, it cuts down on development and roll-out time. This will enable you to identify what business processes should be automated first.