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Project Management

Heather Bauer: To Code or Not to Code?

July 2016

Recently there have been active and passionate debates about whether web/software project managers, UX designers and the like should learn to code. When looking at our the internal project management team at my company, I realized that while we are all successful at what we do, we come at it from different angles. I joined the Drupal community after receiving her master's in Human Factors in Information Design to specialize in usability, which led to product management.

Dan Andrews & Rosalie Keane: "Supporting Drupal"

December 2014

I finished a Drupal site, now what? How do I handle supporting my user base? How should I handle rolling out new features or changes? Supporting a Drupal site or even a Drupal based SaaS (Software as a Service) environment can be a daunting task.

This presentation will focus on our approach to handling, supporting and continually updating our Drupal based application. We will cover the following:

  • Support timeline, everything from the issue occuring to the user being informed it has been

Michelle Lauer: "From User Personas to Testing: A Project Manager's Journey Towards Behat"

August 2014

With a strong desire to reduce our technical & product debt, or at the very least stop adding more, our team explored options to optimize our QA process. We have landed at the beginning of a new journey starting with user personas and ending with automated testing; behavior driven development (BDD) focuses on the users' experience as the primary deliverable.

"Behat is a tool that makes behavior driven development (BDD) possible.

Michelle Lauer: "From User Personas to Testing: A Project Manager's Journey towards Behat"

June 2014

With a strong desire to reduce our technical & product debt, or at the very least stop adding more, our team explored options to optimize our QA process. We have landed at the beginning of a new journey starting with user personas and ending with automated testing.; behavior driven development (BDD) focuses on the users' experience as the primary deliverable.

"Behat is a tool that makes behavior driven development (BDD) possible.

Diliny Corlosquet: "Agile Product Development: A Journey Through Uncharted Waters"

April 2014

At BioRAFT we are using agile product development methodologies, techniques and approaches. Our current process evolved after much retrospection. As a growing team, it was imperative that we establish development standards to minimize both product and technical debt. I will share our journey, the tools we have used, and when we decided to make the 'jump' to using new technologies.

How to optimize your development process

  • Trust & Acceptance of current method
  • Retrospectives
  • Make changes
  • Repeat 

Kay VanValkenburgh: "Client Training Rollouts Using Personas"

February 2014

Our challenge as web professionals has long been to enable our clients to publish online.  Employees currently publish on behalf of their employers using email, word processors and PowerPoint.  Nothing could be more natural.  Unfortunately, empowerment to publish to the web has a history of being stigmatized by barriers.