Project Management

Drupal Camp Asheville 2022 - IN PERSON - July 8th-10th

Working Effectively in a Distributed Team

Thomas Lattimore
of
Platform.sh

Thomas Lattimore is a Product Engineer at Platform.sh. He spend his days drinking fussy coffee while writing JavaScript with clacky keyboard.

A growing number agencies and development teams today work remotely or at least co-located. In fact, the Drupal Project itself is almost entirely developed by individuals in different locations. 

Getting an angry wet cat to purr: turning an unhealthy client relationship into a productive one

Donna Bungard
of
Kanopi Studios

High demands, high anxiety clients are a reality of agency life. Their stresses, deadlines, and sometimes lack of understanding of the technology can create tension and take a project (or the client relationship) off track. Together we’ll discuss common challenges and the strategies that satisfy the clients need while insulating your team; allowing them to be more effective.

Building an Intuitive Admin: Usability for the Forgotten End-User

Stephen Lucero
of
Forum One

Nearly every new project focuses heavily on the flashy design and fancy tools it'll make for its visitors. So much focus is driven into the site user's experience to make it intuitive and pleasant, but in many cases this ignores the users that will visit the site more than anybody else: the content editors.

Solve the right problems to build great websites

Joe Meersman
of
Elevated Third

A smart programmer is not the one who fixes all the problems, but rather, the one who understands what the problems worth fixing are. When discussing quality software, everyone talks about unit tests and test-driven development, only a small piece of building good software. In this session, we'll explore validation and verification beyond software tests.

Pivoting in a Project: Strategies for adjusting to scope changes

Brian Manning and Kelly Dassing
of
Mediacurrent

As a Project Manager, Strategist, Developer, Designer, or Stakeholder, we are all part of the puzzle—and it's crucial to keep sight of the big picture—even when we’re required to pivot from the original plan. Pivots come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be a minor change that’s quickly integrated into scope, or a major departure that alters the entire course of the project.