Decision Makers

Key considerations when leading Drupal development teams
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
S-1519

Course Description

What are the big decisions that Drupal team leaders have to make to ensure the lasting success of their projects and people? On Drupal projects, how do you address needs and mitigate risks?

This training is lead by authors of the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 and covers several key areas that are crucial for decision makers.

If you are responsible for leading a Drupal team, or are exploring adopting Drupal for your team, you are invited to sign up below. No technical experience with Drupal or web technology is required - the training is designed for leaders of teams who may or may not perform development tasks themselves.

The day's format is designed to give brief, broad overviews of each topic, with follow-on in small groups using hands-on examples. On-site and remote authors will lead each of the small groups.

Bring your laptop.

The training has been developed by OwnSourcing and will be led by two authors of the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7: Kay VanValkenburgh, chief learning officer at OwnSourcing, and Benjamin Melançon, principal at Agaric / Definitive Guide lead author. Additional instructors Leslie Glynn (OwnSourcing trainer) and Micky Metts (Agaric princpal) will co-lead session breakouts.

Learning Objectives

This training helps decision makers recognize how their choices regarding the following topics affect the efficiency and quality of Drupal team output. The day's takeaways will enable them to provide the structure, tools and information that Drupal development teams and projects need to succeed.

Who will gain the most from this course?

People who are responsible for the success of development teams working on high priority projects, including directors of IT, directors of communications, directors of human resources, project managers, development team leads.

Prerequisites for this course

Experience addressing the challenges facing web development teams, whether their teams use Drupal or another technology (no familiarity with Drupal required).


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