Viva Engage: 6-week Implementation

Habanero Consulting Inc.

The Quick Start is intended to help organizations drive a successful launch of Viva Engage through education, launch planning and technical configuration.

Viva Engage Quick Start: 6-week envisioning, configuration and onboarding

With the introduction of Viva Engage, organizations are rethinking their strategy for connecting employees and building community.


It doesn’t matter if you are rebooting an older Yammer implementation or launching enterprise social and community-building capabilities for the first time, we can help! In this six-week engagement, we will guide you every step of the way with our Viva Engage Quick Start.

What's included:

Orientation to Viva Engage and current state assessment

  • Introduction to Viva Engage presentation
  • Review your Microsoft 365 tenant and current Yammer configuration (if applicable)
  • Explore your business goals, priorities and governance requirements

Executive readiness

  • Introduction to Viva Engage for your executive and/or senior leaders
  • Pre-launch briefing to provide best practices for leaders

Visioning and launch strategy

  • Visioning workshop with key business stakeholders
  • Create the Viva Engage channel strategy with internal communicators
  • Launch planning

Technical configuration

  • Modernize the Yammer network (if applicable)
  • Deploy Viva Engage to Microsoft Teams
  • Assign licensing and group policy configuration
  • Enable emerging Viva Engage capabilities (e.g. Stories, Storyline, etc.)

Test and pilot

  • Pilot the solution with early adopters and champions

Training and orientation

  • Create/source training materials to help orient end-users, champions, community owners, and administrators
  • Define the launch plan


  • Explore key areas of governance including the usage policy, acceptable terms, new community provisioning, reporting, and disaster recovery

Pre-launch support

  • Weekly office hours and/or weekly stand-ups to provide ad-hoc implementation support

Cost and duration

  • From $50,000 USD

Key outcomes and deliverables:

  • Create alignment with your leaders and onboard key stakeholders
  • Clarify governance considerations and controls available
  • Configure your technical environment
  • Leverage our change and training insights to create the foundation for a healthy enterprise social network