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

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Presented at Drupal on the Bayou on Dec. 9, 2011

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