How to Maximize Drupal Implementation Success with Lifecycle Adoption Strategies

Deploying a new technology can be a stressful and disruptive experience. The project development process is often full of unknowns and vague vendor promises, and end users may be anxious and resistant to change.

We can never fully eradicate the stresses of a major technology change. However, the highs and lows of Drupal deployment can be smoothed out by applying effective adoption strategies throughout the lifecycle of a project. From pre-engagement to post-launch, there are dozens of potential intervention points where steps can be taken to ensure a more successful Drupal adoption. The benefits of taking these steps can include:

  • Informed technology selection
  • Identification and implementation of best practices
  • Stronger governance policies and procedures for developers and vendors
  • Realistic stakeholder expectations
  • Training in-house dev or IT teams in modern methods
  • Well-prepared end users
  • A smoother and more effective rollout
  • Improved team morale and satisfaction

In this session, we will explore how you can integrate adoption strategies at various stages of your Drupal deployment project. You will learn about:

  • Inherent organizational challenges of a major Drupal deployment
  • Opportunities and recommendations for intervention
  • Real-world examples of how organizations like Olympus and Princeton have implemented these strategies for successful, Drupal adoption