Sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices for project management.
Helping other Drupallers to become more effective and efficient in projects they manage.
Join us on IRC in the #drupal-pm channel!
During the PM Hangout today, we decided to gather once a month to both build a community and share knowledge.
If you are interested in joining - please do! - complete our event poll to let us know what day and time works best for you each month. Right now we plan to cover one topic and also receive a demo on a tool someone is using.
Come chat with us here: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/a072b39de506a7daf866126f7f8b6ee2e23df...
Last updated by andreathegiant on Wed, 2012-09-19 05:28
In addition to bookmarks, a list of books (a little less temporal, but valuable all the same) and other readings would be awesome, especially for newcomers to the field.
Last updated by sirkitree on Fri, 2012-09-14 13:41
We should probably create some categories, but here is my initial list of some things I've bookmarked.
We all have them -- places we regularly return to for information, tips, tricks, examples, documentation, news, etc etc.
I'd really love to pool our resources and start a PM bookmark library.
a) what's a good, public, sharable tool for this?
b) who's in?
c) everyone should say yes to b.
I thought this article was funny. They should've called it "Get some balls and try these things" instead, but, ya know... tomato/tomato.
Here's my stream of consciousness replies in my head...
5 & 6 = cool
8 = ouch?!
9 = hell yeah lol
11 = come on... we need goals, this is bs.
14 = haha, nice
15 = woot
19 = yes & no, sometimes the dev is not the only one using it!
21 = bitter much? jeeze.
22 = whah?
23 = Ahahhaha Awesome.
25 = High Five
26 = yah-no.
27 = omfg awesome idea!!!
Does anybody have any recommendations for time tracking tools? Or even just all around PM tools (time tracking, internal/client communication, file sharing, issue tracking, analytics)?
The dilemma I'm currently facing is that we have one massive tool that we use now (LiquidPlanner). While it's awesome in many respects (one tool for everything minus invoicing), it is clunky and not good for ticket tracking and the comment ability is kind of lame (you can't search through messages! Srsly?!).Read more
Some valid points the author makes that I've recognized myself, coming from the developer world.
I often wonder at the real benefits of agile and scrum. Meetings can take up valuable time. Does an expectation of 'this is all the work I have to do this week' make developers less efficient? The overhead of scheduling so many things get in the way of actual progress?Read more
Ok ok.. last one of the day. I heard through the grape vine, that some of you still haven't seen or reviewed my session from Drupalcon Munich. This. Can. Not. Be! ;)
I had a really good time presenting with Jakob Persson of NodeOne (wunderkrout), and Mattias Axelsson of Happiness in Stockholm in Munich where we chose to address the many issues around estimation. I think it turned into a "what not to do" more than anything else, and it is FULL of our experiences and tips on how to, and how not to estimate your drupal projects.Read more
By popular demand, here is a PM hangout event!
When: 9/20/12 @ noon EST til 1pm EST
Where: Meet in #drupal-PM irc channel
- What do we want to get out of the DrupalPM group? Let's brainstorm ideas for how to do cool stuff
- Talk about something if a particular topic sparks group's interest
- Talk about other issues like meeting frequency, how to rebuild this community of drupal pm's, other ideas... etc
Below is a recap of the discussions had at my PM BoFs in Munich this August 2012, and the resources we talked about. Thanks to everyone who came and participated!
As is the case with most of the PM BoF’s I’ve done over the past 4 Drupalcons, the conversation I was most interested in was around lessons learned. I love it when people can discuss where their projects went off the rails, why, what drives them crazy and how we can all learn from those experiences and exchange ideas/solutions.Read more
I recently posted about how sad kitteh I am to see no action on this group.
Here are 10 quick/easy things we can do to change this:
1) Share PM articles to create a cool library of info
2) Share PM podcasts or videos to add interactive media to the mix
3) Ask our PM questions, like "Anyone know how to convince a client NOT to do fixed scope/fixed bid?"
4) Write articles about your PM experiences
5) Share your favorite PM tool & why
6) Ask if anyone has experience with "XYZ" methodology, tool or situation to start up a convo
Has anyone tried Trello? https://trello.com/
We have recently started using it for team development as well as client review of sites close to launch. We love it so far!
I've also got the Android app and it works well on the iPad too.
Our long-term plan is to integrate Trello with our internal project management and time-tracking site (which is in Drupal 6... for now).
Any other great tools people are using?
Production Manager, OpenConcept Consulting
Am I the only one in here who is kinda disappointed with the "group" dynamic here? It's almost like all this group has been good for lately is posting jobs that are sometimes not even related to PMs!
If you're interested in getting some real discussions happening in here, please reply.
We are currently on the search for a Director of Technology to join our growing team onsite at our office in Burnaby, British Columbia. In this management role you will have interaction with all areas of our company – from web development and design to information architecture. You will be responsible to manage a team of developers, provide technical sales and marketing support and be the company’s technology visionary. We’re on the search for a go-getter leader with a pulse on technology trends, product innovation, and dynamic people leadership.Read more
We are planning to build a social network with all common social features; different contents, activity feeds, friendship, audio/video chat, advertising, groups… many details that need to be well defined since many persons will be involved in the development process.
The current task will be to drupalize the project from the specification with concern to performance, security and sustainability.
We are looking to have long-term PM and consulting relationship during site development and later with maintenance.Read more
Posted an update to the D8 core page, read about what the initiatives have accomplished in these last two weeks, and where they need your help! Bonus: long term & short term timelines added!
Read all about it here: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core
I'm looking for some advice on implementing these project management features for my website: http://timdiels.be/drupal/node/39#comment-37
It looks like I'll have to do some module coding to get this done, correct? If not, how would you do it then?
Note: I'm willing to contribute to one of the existing project management modules (Storm, Open Atrium, ...?).
Thanks for your time
Though Initiative Owners are doing a fantastic job of keeping up with their individual initiatives, we've recently heard that the community would like more visibility on D8 progress in general. We've been trying to find the right format and we've got something for you to check out! http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core
The D8 team of Initiative Owners and its supporters want to make it easier for you to find the most important issues to work on, so we've put together a summary page that we'll be updating it every two weeks, and more frequently on an as-needed basis.Read more