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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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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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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Live Webinar: Taking Drupal Cross-platform

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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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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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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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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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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Bookmarking resource for Drupal Project Management Group

After a brief discussion initiated by Shannon, I have set up a bookmarking resource for the group. You can find it at: http://groups.diigo.com/group/drupal-project-management

Diigo supports tagging of bookmarks, sticky notes & annotations so that when you add the bookmark you can comment directly on the page, when others access via the bookmark they can see specific comments associated with that page left by others. (thanks to Adam Rasmussen for his input & support).

I have set it up as:
* public group so anyone can view
* listed in search results
* Open, so anyone can join

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International Project Management Day - Nov 15th

Start: 
2012-11-15 (All day) UTC

Check out the 8th annual International Project Management Day!
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9915882.htm

IIL is hosting a day of webinars from some very influential leaders. I've been to some of these in the past, it's also a great opportunity to hobnob virtually with PM's.

Highly recommend if it's anything like past years!
-Shannon

^ UPDATE: POSTPONED TO THE 15TH

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Nov 1 is International Project Management Day!

Sweet, a day just for US! IIL is holding a day of virtual events to commemorate:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9915882.htm

I'll add it to the events in here for those interested :)
-Shan

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8 ways you can help PM D8!! (Hint: PM refers to Project Management)

Hey Drupal PM Peeps...

Ok opening the floodgates (I hope), anyone want to help PM Drupal 8 stuff? Here are off the top of my head 8 things I think would be helpful (ps: IO = Iniative Owner)

1) Tracking down people who are going to work on stuff, getting status updates & reporting back to Initiative Owners

2) Scrumming weekly w/ IO's to get updates & posting to hackpad or gdocs

3) Attending meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) and posting a summary (meeting minutes template anyone?)

4) Interview an IO and post summary of their sprint retrospective

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svettes's picture

Meeting Minutes - A template for you + Bonus challenge: can you make it better?

One interesting thing at my new job has been the adjustment to a new communication process. One thing we were missing was a readily available meeting minutes template!

So I made one, and I'm sharing it with you today, for only 59.95!! J/k. It's frickity-FREE, WEEEEEEEeeeeeee!!!! Go ahead and use this if you like, and BONUS - Can you make it better? I'm open to suggestions if you've got ideas from your own template experiences :)

-Shan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l4QK5L2flsdl_g5cy9GpxrgxeLFJvFA9ggr0...

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PM Meet up - December 18th, 8-9am EST! ** TIME & DATE CHANGE

Start: 
2012-12-18 08:00 - 09:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 

*** NOTE: TIME CHANGE! The first couple of meetings were not so hot for Asia-PAC group members, so the December meeting time has been changed to accomodate our friends on that side of the world :) ***

Hey everyone,

Here's an event to remind us all that the December PM meet up is on the 18th, from 8-9am Eastern!

Suggested agenda

20min: Demo of Trello by Shannon
=> overview of functionality
=> what would you change
=> what do you love

20min: Issue discussion
=> Nightmare of the week: Someone shares a lesson learned :)
=>Topic suggestions from LWinter

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svettes's picture

PM Meet up - November 13th - 11am-noon EST

Start: 
2012-11-13 11:00 - 12:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 

Hey everyone,

Here's an event to remind us all that the November PM meet up is on the 13th! LWinter has suggested an agenda:

20min: Demo REDMINE by Rcross!
=> overview of functionality
=> what would you change
=> what do you love

20min: Issue discussion
Choose one of these topics below for discussion, might I suggest:

=> Nightmare of the week: Someone shares a lesson learned :)
=> Timeline Derailment
- what causes it
- what are you doing about it
- how are you preventing it

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