For smaller (and even medium-sized) organizations, rebuilding a Drupal website with every major release simply isn’t an option. While the community is rightly focused on the future, too many folks who need to live with their D6 sites a little longer are getting left behind. There are some options for keeping your site (relatively) secure while you raise the dollars for a redesign or wait for one to be completed. At this session, you’ll learn some very practical tips for extending your site’s shelf-life and some options for upgrading.
We are all familiar with the story—massive project, naive client, overly ambitious developer. Too often, it turns into a tragedy, with the client investing wasted dollars, energy, and time into a stalled or failed project. As development shops, we do our best to avoid inheriting these scenarios, because the risks and responsibility are real. Client fatigue, budgetary limitations, unreasonable expectations, and bad code would seem to doom an engagement before it even begins. But is it possible to transform a failing project and make it work for both the client and the
You're sitting across from your client, nervously stirring your coffee...umm...well...
"I think we could do that," you finally say.
Instantly your stomach is in knots. You're not sure how to do THAT.
You're not even sure your client needs THAT. So what do you do? How do you take the person holding the purse strings, and tell them that they can't have what they want?
By embodying the spirit of Jessica Fletcher and starring in your own TV Show spinoff "Client She Wrote."
- What's the difference among a story, an Epic, a task or an Improvement?
- What's a tracer bullet, as opposed to a Spike?
- How do you bridge the gap between what your client wants and what the developers on your team need to know?
You've got a great team of agile architects and developers who are making great progress through the backlog; and you're working with a group of enthusiastic product owners who are writing good, clear user stories and acceptance criteria. As a project manager or scrummaster managing a large, distributed team, are the ways you can further improve, and get your deliverables out the door more quickly and efficiently?