2013 Stanford Drupal Camp Has Ended

NOTE: This website is an archive of the 2013 Stanford Drupal Camp. The current year's Stanford Drupal Camp website is at http://drupalcamp.stanford.edu


Don't let the title fool you, in this context "program" doesn't refer to Drupal as software, but to multiple concurrent projects aligned toward a unified goal. Persons interested in managing and executing a program (multiple projects at once) and a parallel Drupal development initiative should attend this session.

In large and complex organizations, adopting Drupal and deploying sites over multiple organizations can either be a chaotic mess or a strategically aligned initiative. Creating a healthy, honest and organized project and program environment will sanely combine people, process, and technology. In the end, voila - Drupal! Yay! Woo Hoo!

It isn't that easy.

There are a lot of moving parts in a single project and it can exponentially get crazier with each additional project in a program. Add people and timelines in the mix and building the site is the easiest part of the program. :-)

Big Ideas

  • Getting started.
  • Analyzing the need.
  • Defining the program.
  • Getting cats into a herd. Uhh... Creating the team(s). :)
  • Identifying Requirements. This part is really important. :-)
  • Create Technical Strategy - Defining shared and unique functionality.
  • Planning for efficiency - build a feature once, deploy to many sites.
  • Working in parallel. Keep things moving.
  • Training the business users.
  • Preparing for production.
  • Keep people happy.

Presenter: Aimee Degnan, Hook 42 CEO

  • Stanford Certified Project Manager
  • Project Management Professional
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Drupal / Enterprise CMS Architect
  • Professional Cat Herder

Schedule info

Time slot: 
6 April 13:00 - 13:45