When new clients contact me, they invariably ask about Drupal 8. “Should we use it?” My answer, in most cases, is “No”. Not yet. An ironic answer, considering that our site is built on Drupal 8, our team offered sold-out Drupal 8 training at the last two DrupalCons, and we are currently building Drupal.com, in Drupal 8.
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It’s my turn write a post once again and I thought I’d take the opportunity to muse about the time since I took over here @amazeelabs back in May 2014.
So far in our strategy series we've talked about what a strategy is, how to identify goals and obstacles and how to create a construct. Now in the last part of the series we take a closer look at why a project goes off track and what can be done about it.
You’ve drawn on your experience, expertise and intuition to create a good project strategy. You’ve defined measurable goals and correctly anticipated obstacles. You’ve shared a construct, a guiding strategy document, with the team. Work began, the future looked bright. Now, despite the best-laid schemes of mice and men, the project has gone awry. How do you get it back on track?
In part one of this series, we discussed the art of strategy. In part two, the science. Now, we’ll discuss the deliverable that weaves them both together.
In part one, we introduced the art of strategy. Strategy “blends intuition, wisdom, experience, logic, common sense, art and even poetry into a useable construct. The construct, an evolving project document, describes an ecosystem that will organically produce the stated, measurable goal.” Now, we’ll talk about the science of defining that goal and avoiding potential obstacles.
We have the pleasure to host a Brown Bag Lunch with Josh Miller this coming Thursday at our office in Zurich.
What is strategy and solution architecture? That's the question that we will answer in the first part of our strategy quattro - a four part series.
I recently held a session on strategy at DrupalCamp Colorado. Here are the slides for those who've been there and those who've missed it.
We all know this: seeing once is better than hearing twice. No matter what we are talking about, something tangible is priceless. This becomes even more crucial if we are about to create something not existing yet. For example, a website that should serve its purpose well and provide great user experience.