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5 Steps to Build a Great Drupal Team: Step 2: Define your requirements

In order to find candidates to grow your Drupal team, you need to define your requirements. How many people do you need on your team? What skills should each have? How much experience does each need? Read my previous post to lay the foundation for planning your Drupal team by getting familiar all of the various roles and skill sets on typical implementation teams of any size. In this series you can learn how to build your Drupal team in 5 steps:

    Why Does DevOps Matter?

    People often ask, why does DevOps matter?

    The honest answer to that question is...because having the development and operations team work together is the only way IT is successful.

    Over the past few decades I've worked in different environments that include: small web start ups, big pharmaceutical companies, hardware engineering shops and large software companies and banks. All were trying different approaches to deliver quality software to their end users, customers, but most of them were failing badly.

    5 Steps to Build a Great Drupal Team: Step 1. Teams, roles and skills

    In order to successfully create a great digital experience with Drupal, you need a great Drupal team. Building a great team requires some thoughtful planning and possibly widening your net a bit. In this blog series, we'll be looking at the 5 Steps to Build a Great Drupal Team.

    Announcing One-Click Install Drupal Distributions on Acquia Cloud

    As Dries has stated many times, Drupal is the future of the web, and distributions are critical to that future. On a CMS where speed to market is already a strength, Drupal’s distributions represent ready to use solutions for assembled digital experiences.

    Healing HealthCare.gov

    While some have been successful in signing up for health care on healthcare.gov, many others have been frustrated, and citizens and the media continue to raise complaints and frustrations about this poorly functioning website.

    With the President of the United States making national news statements about The Affordable Care Act being “more than just a website” and promising to resolve the issue, the question remains: How can we heal HealthCare.gov? And importantly, how long will that take?

    Using Drupal to Increase Student Engagement at IES Abroad

    IES Abroad is one of the largest and most notable operators of study abroad programs in the world. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Bartecki, EVP of Marketing, to better understand how their Drupal strategy is helping support their business growth. What I learned was that, like many of Acquia's college and university partners, IES Abroad has been able to increase its online effectiveness with students all over the world by harnessing the power of Drupal for mobile delivery, SEO, and for overall online storytelling.

    The Rise of the DevOps movement

    DevOps, DevOps, DevOps … the whole world is talking about DevOps, but
    what is DevOps?

    Since Munich 2012, DrupalCon had a dedicated devops track. After talking to
    a lot of people in Prague last month, I realized that the concept of DevOps is still very unclear to a lot of developers. To a large part of the development community, DevOps development still means folks working on 'the infrastructure part' of the development life cycle and for some it just means simply deploying Drupal, being concerned about purely keeping the site alive etc.

    Don’t Let Your Best Day Be Your Worst Day

    The launch of healthcare.gov has brought a tidal wave of criticism. Some say the code was buggy, others blame the servers, and still others blame the user experience. While we may not be able to pinpoint exactly what went wrong in this build, one thing is certain: What should have been a great day for many Americans became the worst day for the technology providers behind healthcare.gov.

    In the past week, I’ve been asked a few times if the site is built in Drupal (no), if Acquia was involved (no), and what could have been done to avoid this situation.

    A Few Tips Toward Successful Enterprise Software Implementations

    Throughout my career I've enjoyed implementing software/solutions at the enterprise level for organizations ranging from Fortune 25 giants to boutique eRetailers. There's much to be gained from each implementation as few are ever alike. This post isn't going to speak to how Drupal saved the Universe (it did and continues to do so), but rather how a recent implementation has enlightened me to a few keys to success for which any implementation team may employ.

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