The Secret Decoder Ring: Translating Client-Speak Into Drupal Requirements

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The Secret Decoder Ring: Translating Client-Speak Into Drupal Requirements

  1. 1. The Secret Decoder Ring: Translating Client-SpeakInto Drupal Requirements By Jeff Diecks Senior Project Manager, Mediacurrent Louisiana Drupal Users Group Organizer
  2. 2. “I need to build some slides for Friday.”
  3. 3. “You’re going to build slides??!!” Photo by playmasters.info
  4. 4. “It was a green slide with a child going down it.” Original Artwork by Avery: “DON’T COPY!”
  5. 5. What am I building?• Powerpoint presentation?• The Playground Mahal?• A blue slide?• A green slide?
  6. 6. Let’s talk about WHAT not HOW
  7. 7. I need some Powerpoint slides. = HOW
  8. 8. I need to talk to a group of people and show them some pictures. = WHAT
  9. 9. Both perspectives are necessary. Clients do things WITH a site Developers do things TO a site
  10. 10. Developers debate, clients confused Photo by icollector.com
  11. 11. Clients debate, developers confused Photo by azcapitoltimes.com
  12. 12. Flexible
  13. 13. Configurable
  14. 14. Scalable
  15. 15. Dynamic
  16. 16. Interactive
  17. 17. Sizzle, Pop, Bright, Cl ean, etc.
  18. 18. “Do you have what you need.”
  19. 19. “This is probably a global issue but I havent verified yet.”
  20. 20. “Thanks Andrew. You made allmy wildest dreams come true.(Meaning that you addressed all my "nice to haves". Good stuff.)”
  21. 21. Got more?
  22. 22. @jeffdiecks jeff.diecks@mediacurrent.com Louisiana Drupal Users Group groups.drupal.org/louisiana meetup.com/louisianadrupal9/22/11 Questions?

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