Business

Planning and Executing a Successful Drupal Implementation

Presenter: 
Michael Morris (mmorris), Jeff Walpole (jwalpole), Dave Leopnard (dleonard)
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Learn how to execute best practice processes on large scale Drupal implementations. You'll hear real world examples of how to deal with detailed customer requirements, systems integration complications, tight budgets, and high expectations from stakeholders. Drupal poses particular challenges in these areas, and this panel of experienced Drupal implementers will help you navigate them with predictable results.

In this session we'll discuss how agile analysis and project management processes can be applied to the specific and unique situations presented in a Drupal implementation. We'll discuss the setting of expectations for stakeholders when planning and executing a Drupal project, and how to avoid the typical pitfalls. You'll also learn how a multi-disciplined project team can smooth your project execution, and increase your chance for overall success.

Topics to be covered:

  • Talking to your stakeholders about CMS and Drupal
  • Avoiding the "just install the X module" effect
  • How to ask the right questions
  • Tailoring the solution to fit within Drupal's natural capabilities
  • Brainstorming and wireframing techniques
  • Dealing with technical challenges that are specific to Drupal
  • Ensuring site acceptance, and more importantly, stakeholder happiness!
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Lullabot Case Study

Presenter: 
Liza Kindred
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Ever wondered what goes on in the wild and wacky world at Lullabot? Come learn from one of the world's top Drupal companies - their secrets to running a successful business in the Drupal-sphere, how non-traditonal business models have helped them get ahead, and what lessons they've learned throughout the years that you can benefit from. From developing top Drupal sites (such as grammy.com and MTV.co.uk) to consulting with dozens of high-profile clients to the longest running Drupal workshops in the world, they've seen it all. Come learn their tips, tricks, and pick up a couple of Lullabot-isms along the way.

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Monetizing Drupal

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This is a panel discussion on how to move from Consulting Services to Product Development & Hybrid Solutions.

What should you focus on to maximize customer satisfaction ?
What should you focus on to maximize your business profitability ?

This panel is for developers interested in maximizing the use of Drupal from both sides of a business engagement. Panelists will share their experiences from a range of pure consulting, resale product, and hybrid solution perspective, and focus on providing the audience with pragmatic examples that they can use in growing their own Drupal-centric business.

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