Maximizing Drupal Implementation Success with Lifecycle Adoption Strategies

Deploying a new technology can be a stressful and disruptive proposition. The project development process is often full of unknowns and vague vendor promises, and end users may be anxious and resistant to change. Without the necessary interventions, the end result is frustration, disappointment, and lost productivity.

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
  • more effective and realistic discovery
  • 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 into the various stages of your Drupal deployment project. Topics of discussion will include the inherent organizational challenges of a major Drupal deployment, opportunities for intervention, and recommendations for taking advantage of these opportunities throughout the project lifecycle.

Join Ross Nunamaker, Manager, eMarketing Strategy & Analytics, Medical Systems Group of Olympus of America; Amy Cham, Program Manager, Blink Institute; and Ray Saltini, Drupal Evangelist and director of Blink Institute training and adoption services as they use real-world examples from Princeton University, Olympus and other complex Drupal projects to give new perspective to this essential topic.

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