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Notes from Drupal for Project Managers - Part 3 - Launching

Today we held Part 3 of our Drupal for Project Manager's course with Amye Scarvada @amye. We focused entirely on issues around launching. This is the project manager's opportunity to stave off any potential disasters at the point of going live. It's the project manager who can check that all considerations have been made, and even in some cases plan and test for rollback... *just* in case something goes pear-shaped.

(recording and presentation coming soon!)

Join next week for Part 4: Maintenance with Jenn Sramek (sign up)!

Resource for Part 4: Launch

Many of the resources here are developer focused, but as Amye pointed out the in session, knowing more about these topics can help you communicate better with your developer team and your clients. Knowing the issues around hosting environments and development workflow is important for project managers. In their role, they bridge between the client's business requirements and the developer's implementation limitations and considerations.

Modules mentioned

Site launch checlists

Presentations and Blog posts

  • Drupal Site Building Checklist slides and Webinar with Suzanne Kennedy of Evolving web
  • Why Front end performance is important http://engineeredweb.com/blog/why-front-end-performance-important/
  • About Multisite and Multitenant http://www.acquia.com/resources/collateral/drupal-powered-enterprise Multisite (white paper) http://www.acquia.com/resources/collateral/drupal-powered-enterprise
  • Drupal deployment best practices (from 2009, but somewhat relevant) http://www.slideshare.net/eaton/drupal-deployment-presentation
  • Code Driven Development, Novule http://www.slideshare.net/nuvoleweb/code-driven-development-using-featur...
  • 10 Reasons why you should be using features for your Drupal project, Wunderkraut http://www.slideshare.net/wunderkraut/10-reasons-why-you-should-be-using...
  • Continuous integration with Drupal http://www.acquia.com/resources/acquia-tv/conference/achieving-continuou...
  • Staging and deployment best practices http://www.acquia.com/resources/acquia-tv/conference/client-advisor-webi...
  • Documentation

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