Drupal's Roadmap: The Magic 8 Ball

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Drupal doesn't have a roadmap, but should probably consider it a bit harder.

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Drupal's Roadmap: The Magic 8 Ball

  1. 1. Magic 8 Ball <ul><li>by: Ryan Cross (rcross) </li></ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/user/35936 </li></ul>I help with the Australian community, contribute docs/support and a couple patches
  2. 2. Drupal’s Future <ul><li>When is the next release? </li></ul><ul><li>What is going to be in it? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we working on now? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know if we’re making progress </li></ul>These are common questions and often can be critical for project managers Text
  3. 3. Vision <ul><li>Work is most effective when everyone has the same goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to measure progress and success vs failure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everyone has to agree to it </li></ul><ul><li>It has to be communicated to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>It needs to be simple and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Vision provides the goal (roadmap) </li></ul>
  4. 4. No RoadMap <ul><li>Code Talks & Bike Shed Walks </li></ul><ul><li>Survival of the fittest (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to do time-based release schedule instead of feature-based </li></ul><ul><li>Things people want to work on get done </li></ul><ul><li>Competition vs Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>How to measure success? </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-projects of Drupal starting to make their own roadmaps (Aegir, Docs, Pantheon, etc) </li></ul>Pros Cons http://buytaert.net/roadmap
  5. 5. Defined RoadMap <ul><li>Easy to measure if the project is making progress </li></ul><ul><li>Clear about what to work on at any given moment </li></ul><ul><li>Less competition, easier decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Stifles innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>No working on stuff outside the roadmap? </li></ul>Pros Cons http://willy.boerland.com/myblog/why_drupal_needs_a_roadmap

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