Sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices for project management.
Helping other Drupallers to become more effective and efficient in projects they manage.
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9 sessions - one (2-3 days) per month
Hi, everyone! DrupalCon session submissions are due Friday at 11:59pm PST, and I've been working on a couple of non-PM sessions. That being said, we've had a lot of great ideas in this group, and I wanted to see if anyone else was submitting sessions and if anyone was interested in maybe submitting a session together or getting a small group together to do a panel and talk about our experiences. Any takers?
Hey there all...
Our Drupalistas Study Group tripled in size this last round (from 5 to 15 !! :) ). We are not a big group, but we ARE having a good time learning Drupal in quick, bite-sized chunks. It has been loads of fun. So much fun, in fact, we are starting another "track" of learning.Read more
During our PM Meetup this morning, it was suggested that we have a permanent list of resources we find helpful.
We can add pages to the PM Group to break out topics of discussion (a group organizer needs to add the pages). See http://groups.drupal.org/marketing-drupal for an example of pages. We can also create a Wiki we could all add resources to.
I think a combination of a Resources discussion page and a Wiki we could all edit would be good. A group organizer could edit the main group page and/or the Resources page to add a link to the Wiki.Read more
In my recent assignments, I was asked to make one document which will cover all necessary aspects of the Drupal project . So it will be easy for Trainers and Recruiters as well. Please feel free to edit this post.
Level : Basic
• Software Installation : Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 installation
• Basic LAMP setup and configuration : Setting and configuring LAMP
• Basic PHP : Basic PHP functions & concepts
• LAMP knowledge : Basic commands of Linux ,Apache & Mysql conf.files and settings.
Who's down for a february meet up? I'd really LOVE to hear your PM resolutions for 2013 -- could make for an interesting debate!
Maybe we could do one before Sydney -- say feb 1st? 9am ET?
Open to suggestions :)
PS: I apologize if this is posted twice, wasn't showing up the first time I posted :/
Project Manager (For high end web development) - $80-100K | Taoti Creative (www.taoti.com) - a Washington DC based Drupal Shop
Taoti Creative is a Drupal shop located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We’re growing, and we need more Drupal talent. In particular, we’re looking for an EXPERIENCED PROJECT MANAGER. We’re paying in the $80-100K/yr for this position. If you think that means a lateral transfer, consider all the other aspects of our offer below. Also, consider that this is a STARTING figure. Come here, prove your worth, and there is always room to discuss once you’ve shown us that we can’t get along without you.Read more
Just ran into this from my good friend Ashleigh... good stuff, check it out!
PM meet up tomorrow AM EST! Be there or be... somewhere else much less cool.
Meet up is hosted on Joinme, see event for details & come join us for a review of Trello, as well as a PM chat about crap going on in the PM world.
Here's a post to update you on the Drupal PM Meet up - This time w/ a more friendly timezone to our friends in asia, australia, et all.
This one is getting pushed too far down the thread! I'm doing another post to make it bubble up to the top :)
Screensharing link: https://join.me/493-660-253
Conference number: +1.415.464.6999
Conference ID: 493-660-253#
Call in #'s Outside of the US:
AT – Austria +43.720.881.959
AU – Australia +61.2.9191.6319
BE – Belgium +32.2.808.8662
BR – Brazil +55.11.3958.8707
CA – Canada +1.647.955.2275
CH – Switzerland +41.43.508.1539
D8 Timelines are up to date with:
1) Milestones for Long & Short term!
2) The mother of all Drupal 8 Milestone Spreadsheets full of details that just won't quit if you want to know the nitty gritty and what's "current" at any given time.
Hope this is helpful to you all & I hope we can soon get some monthly sprints organized around these bad boys!
PS: Check out Gabor's D8MI creation if you haven't yet seen it! http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/
We're a Drupal strategy, development, training and consulting company with teams on both coasts of the United States and in Canada. We like overcoming challenges and doing things that haven't been done before, and we're looking for great people to join us.
This position is for Senior Agile Project Managers. We're growing, and our development, training, support and marketing departments also have positions with immediate availability. The majority of us are in the Los Angeles area, but as a distributed company we welcome telecommuters.
Customers who we work with love us for our dedication to the high quality of our work, how we exceed their expectations and that we communicate with honesty, integrity and transparency. See our Clients list and Case Studies for an idea of the challenging and exciting work that we do.
Our team loves us for the same reasons, and for our company culture, our highly competitive rates and our in-house training and mentoring program. As a team member, you'll find your freedom and salary are unmatched elsewhere.
We're deeply dedicated to contributing to both the Drupal project and its community, and we offer paid time for our community contributions, including Drupal modules, themes and event organizing.
The skills that we value the most are communication, collaboration and community contribution. If you'd like to join our team or would just like us to keep you in mind for future work, let us know at http://www.larks.la/jobs
Please note that we are looking for individuals, not agencies or recruiters. When contacting us, tell us about the following:
- Your Drupal.org username;
- Your resume and LinkedIn profile;
- Your specialties, whether they be design, theming, development, marketing, system administration, training, project management, etc.;
- Certifications that you have in any of the above fields;
- Case studies or articles about websites you've built (or helped build) and what you're proud of;
- A list of Drupal modules and themes that you maintain or contribute to on Drupal.org;
- Your location (i.e. the time zone you're usually in) and if you're a morning lark or a night owl;
- Where you'd like to go for the next Larks company retreat.
For extra credit, check out the questions that our team has selected.
Agile Project Manager role:
- Proven work experience with Agile methodologies;
- 4 years of Agile Project Manager experience;
- Plan project schedule, budget, and scope;
- Act as a true servant leader, protect the team against external interferences and keep them focused on the tasks at hand;
- Support the team activities and efforts toward reaching a common goal;
- Facilitate consensus, commitment, feedback;
- Manage client expectations to maximum satisfaction;
Nice to have:
- Able to work in a highly collaborative environment;
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or equivalent training with proven work experience;
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent training with proven work experience;
- Experience with geographically dispersed team composed of freelancers/independant contractors;
- Agile Product Owner role:
- 2 years of Agile Product Owner experience;
- Define clear and concise requirements. In the format of Agile user stories and acceptance criteria;
- Prioritize requirements. Using a Product Backlog;
- Being able to telecommute;
- Experience with companies developing applications for the web.
- Active contributor to the Drupal community or similar open source community. There are several areas in which you can contribute (http://drupal.org/contribute).
EDF is looking for a senior producer to manage our web production team. All of our sites are built in Drupal and Wordpress, so we are looking for someone with solid Drupal chops and experience leading a small team to get things done.
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10 things you need to know to optimize a Drupal website for any device or platform.Read more
There's a new podcast on Lullabot.com with some good PM discussion. What do you think?
The maintainership request I filed for the Feedmine module just went through today and we're prepping a new release:
For anyone who hasn't used it, here's the original description:
Feedmine is a Drupal feedback interface to Redmine, a Rails-based ticket / issue management system.
When enabled, its block allows users to enter website feedback information that is submitted as an issue into Redmine automatically so that the issue can be tracked, assigned and handled effectively.
As Project Manager I'm from time to time facing the challenge of working with a client who is unaware of USA or Canadian laws about the relationship with a freelancer / independent contractor
A solution that worked for me is to educate the client. By “educate” I mean discussing with client about what I can do or not with freelancers. Within the legal boundaries.Read more