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

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2012-11-13 11:00 - 12:00 America/New_York
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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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Monthly Hangout Agenda...Maybe... I need your feedback!

First - thanks to everyone that joined the PM Hangout yesterday; especially andreathegiant for showing us LiquidPlanner. I am looking forward to reconnecting and meeting new people over the next several months.

In an attempt to put a little bit of structure to the meeting, I offered at our last hangout to propose an agenda for each meeting. These are just initial thoughts to get the conversation started. Please provide your feedback and let me know what you think we should spend our precious time talking about; whether it is something I have proposed or something completely different.

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Project Manager | OpenSourcery

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

OpenSourcery is looking for a project manager to join our team!

OpenSourcery is the largest and most established Drupal shop in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2004 we've been serving nonprofits and the common good. We have a strong process, happy clients and lots of work.

You'll join our team working out of our LEED Gold certified offices in Portland, Oregon, right on Portland's famed streetcar line in the downtown Pearl district.

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D8 Updates - Multilingual information updated!

Hey everyone,

FYI D8MI information was just updated on the d8 updates page! Go check it out: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#d8mi

Gabor is working hard with some awesome people (Jose, YesCT, Sutharsan & some cool people in switzerland -- I'm looking at you), and you can find places to help him the most here: http://hojtsy.hu/d8mi/focus

Hop to it!
-Shannon

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October Drupal PM Meetup

Start: 
2012-10-09 08:00 - 09:00 America/Vancouver

On the agenda we have a presentation about LiquidPlanner. Please suggest more if there is desire to talk about other subjects and I'll add them to the event.

I made a Google+ Hangout event for this meetup. G+ will allow us to share screens and record the meetup.

Can't wait to chat with you all then-- Hooray!

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PM Hangouts - Mark Your Calendars!

This just in from the awesome lwinter... mark your calendars!! We're set for the next 7 MONTHS people! :D Thanks l!!

The date and time that worked best is the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11amET.

If folks are able to meet starting next week - Oct 9th - let's go for it. Otherwise we can wait until Tuesday, Nov 13th.

Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

Nov 13th - 11amET
Dec 11th - 11amET
Jan 8th - 11am ET
Feb 12th - 11am ET
March 12th - 11amET
April 9th - 11amET

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Social network site building | Phoenix

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

Hi,
We are currently working on a social network that includes different social features like (contents / forum / groups / activity / private messages / chat…..)

We want someone to help us build the site; meaning defining the optimal mix of modules for each feature based on the need.

The job would be extended to consulting and project managing assistance during the development of the site.

Please contact me via the Drupal contact form.

Anis BenHajyoussef

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Bookmark Wiki Volunteers?

Happy Monday PM's!

Which lovely soul wants to volunteer to start up a WIKI page for our bookmarks?
See ideas here under the "knowledge wiki - bookmarks" lower left corner...
http://www.mindmeister.com/206629945

PM Yearbook

Hey! PM's!! We want to get to know you!

Please feel free to share as much (or as little) information as you like, but say hi, so we can all get to know each other, and find BoFs within this niche :)

Suggestion:
- your name
- your location
- your title/company (link if you want)
- contact info: email / twitter / irc / d.o / skype / other?

Why? It would be great to be able to say -- oh hey, there's like 10 pm's in my area, maybe we should do a meet up? Or, let's put on an awesome PM event at the next big conference -- now I can contact the ones that are interested!

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Recap of PM Virtual Meet Up

Tonight was the first of (hopefully) many meet ups :) We focused the meeting on brainstorming since a bunch of us were all pumped up to get this group to a new state of awesome sauce.

It was so cool to see so many new people jumping out of their chairs to get involved -- I'm really excited about this energy and I can't wait to see it keep growing!

There are a few next steps that will serve us well:
- setting up the next meeting
- taking notes on the last meeting
- talking to two PM's each of us knows to spread the word

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PM Monthly Hangout - What dates and times work for you?

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.

http://doodle.com/ywstrkbgxr7cb8zm

Lynn

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PM Hangout with us RIGHT NOW!!!

Recommended Readings

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.

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PM Bookmarks

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.

:)

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