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Questions from Drupal for Project Managers - Part 2

Today we held part 2 of our Drupal for Project Managers mini-course. Here are the questions Jakub addressed in our interview today. If you missed the session you will be able to watch the recording (recording link coming soon!). Ask your questions below in the comments.

Don't forget to sign up for next week - June 12 - Part 3: Launching with Amye Scavarda.

Part 2 - Implementation - Interview with Jakub Suchy

  1. Introduction
  2. Your team - clarifying roles
  3. Project manager role in implementation.
  4. Custom v contrib
  5. Theming and design.
  6. Content type design.
  7. How do you test functionality and quality?

Assignment this week

  • Model a content type for an example project. How many fields do you need? What kinds of data would they hold?
  • Do a search on Drupal.org for a module which has some specific functionality you want. Run through the assessment checklist included in the link below.

Key resources for Implementation

Here are some useful resources.



Testing tools

Functional testing

Quality testing

DrupalCon presentations

Blog posts related to a content-first Drupal implementation

Related documentation

Module assessment checklist

Module selection is usually done by the dev team, but it's useful for you to know how to assess modules as well. The following are items that you should check as you assess modules via the project page:

  • When was the last full release of the module? Dev release?
  • How many sites are running the module?
  • What is the module’s Maintenance status?
  • Are the developers notable for contributions (multiple projects, and many comments)?
  • How active are the maintainers in the issue queue?
  • How many open tickets are there versus the closed tickets?

Four week mini-course schedule

This course follows the life cycle of a Drupal project from start to finish and back again and is based on our full day Drupal for Project Manager’s course.

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Posted on by David Wohlgemuth (not verified).

Hi Heather, I am interested in seeing the remaining 3 videos of sessions 2, 3 & 4 of the Drupal for Project Managers mini-course that you had in the Spring & Summer. Will these get posted?


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