Project Management

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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svettes's picture

Happy 2013!! Tell me all your PM Resolutions at our next meet up...

Hi PM'ers!

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 :)

-Shan

PS: I apologize if this is posted twice, wasn't showing up the first time I posted :/

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brent.lightner's picture

Project Manager (For high end web development) - $80-100K | Taoti Creative (www.taoti.com) - a Washington DC based Drupal Shop

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

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svettes's picture

Cool D8 PM Article!

Hey guys,

Just ran into this from my good friend Ashleigh... good stuff, check it out!
http://www.bluespark.com/blog/contributing-weekly-upd8

-Shan

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svettes's picture

REMINDER - PM meet up tomorrow! 8am EST!

Hey y'all,

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.

http://groups.drupal.org/node/273153

-Shan

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svettes's picture

Drupal PM Meet up - Dec 18th 8am est - Trello Demo (join.me supporting sharing)

Hey Dreeps,

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

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svettes's picture

D8 Timelines Updated!

Hi everyone,

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!

-Shan

PS: Check out Gabor's D8MI creation if you haven't yet seen it! http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/

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christefano's picture

Hiring Senior Agile Project Managers | Exaltation of Larks

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

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.

What makes us different

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.

What we want to know about you

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.

Requirements

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).
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tkerchkof's picture

Senior Producer | Environmental Defense Fund

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

Overall Function

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timwelsch's picture

Live Webinar: Taking Drupal Cross-platform

Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

10 things you need to know to optimize a Drupal website for any device or platform.

When:
January 10th
North America – 2PM EST. Register Here
EMEA – 3PM GMT. Register Here

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sirkitree's picture

Drupal PM Podcast

There's a new podcast on Lullabot.com with some good PM discussion. What do you think?

http://www.lullabot.com/podcasts/drupalizeme-podcast-07-drupal-and-proje...

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christefano's picture

Feedmine module integrates Drupal and Redmine and is under new maintainership

The maintainership request I filed for the Feedmine module just went through today and we're prepping a new release:

   http://drupal.org/project/feedmine

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.

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Francewhoa's picture

Relationship with Freelancers

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.

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svettes's picture

PM December meet up time change!

Hey y'all,

The december 11th PM meet up is now 8am EST fyi to accomodate Asia-Pac time zone for a change :)

-Shan

PS: Ryan rocked the Redmine Demo despite it being 3am where he is! Thanks a lot Ryan!!!

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svettes's picture

Was the Redmine demo helpful for you?

Yes
100% (2 votes)
Somewhat
0% (0 votes)
Not as much as I'd have liked
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

Knowledge Transfer Documents for Typical Drupal Project

Recently I came across with this question, “What all documents required for proper knowledge transfer of any Drupal Project"?

As usual I went to search on drupal.org but failed to find any document list so I started making it on my own.

So here is the list:

  1. Information about Infrastructure: Server/Environmental Details (Dev/QA/Prod/)

  2. Details of LAMP/WAMP Installations: Detailed info about Web server/DB/PHP

  3. Other Application used on Servers: In case of Cache Server/Media server.

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svettes's picture

How many of you do risk management?

Hells yes.
14% (1 vote)
Not so much.
71% (5 votes)
Never.
14% (1 vote)
Total votes: 7
svettes's picture

Tag with Caution.

Hi everyone,

You've probably recently gotten about 15 updates about a camp in Mumbai -- Please don't unsubscribe. This might have been because someone tagged the PM audience in his post because he wanted some organizational help.

Personally, this annoys the crap out of me, and I'm sorry if you got inundated with emails :/ I kinda went mamabear on him, and I hope it doesn't happen again.

The focus of this group should be on Project, Portfolio & other management related issues to help people work through problems, share solutions, and where possible give a Drupal perspective.

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svettes's picture

Adding links -- Are you?

Hey peeps,

I've started adding some links to articles I like in our PM link wiki that Nigel put together for us...

http://groups.diigo.com/group/drupal-project-management

-Shan

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svettes's picture

International Project Management Day - Nov 1st => now Nov 15th ... thanks Sandy.

Hey guys,

Just a heads up, the event for the Int. PM day from IIL has been postponed to Nov 15th due to Sandy. Wahhn, wahhhn.

-Shan

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