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Project Management for CMS web sites
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Project Management for CMS web sites
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Project Management for CMS web sites
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Outline for workshop at 2010 nonprofit technology conference in Atlanta April 8 to 10, nten.org/ntc. Steve Backman, Mimi Kantor, Ted Fickes, and Heather Gardner-Madras will explore planning and …

Outline for workshop at 2010 nonprofit technology conference in Atlanta April 8 to 10, nten.org/ntc. Steve Backman, Mimi Kantor, Ted Fickes, and Heather Gardner-Madras will explore planning and management implications for the popular of Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, Plone and other open source content management systems. Our emphasis will be on how nonprofits can plan and organize these kinds of technology projects effectively.

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  • 1. Making it Real: Getting Project Management Right for Content Management Web Projects
    Presented at NTC 2010 by:
    Steve Backman, Ted Fickes, Heather Gardner-Madras, Mimi Kantor
  • 2. Open Source content management transformation
    New patterns for design and implementation
    New patterns for staff participation
    New roles and responsibilities for consultants
    New Messaging and integration with Social Media
    New options for engaging constituents
    New opportunities to measure success
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  • 3. What have you experienced?
    What web software did you use?
    How did it affect planning and project management?
    What worked best in your experience?
    What challenges took you by surprise?
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  • 4. 1. Who’s on today’s web team?
    “Client project lead”—leadership and technology
    Consultant/Web developer
    Program staff and content
    Development, Communications staff and messaging
    Senior staff, board and strategy
    IT, advocacy & fundraising staff and integration
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  • 5. 2. What balances do we need to strike?
    Who’s calling the shots: Client vs. Developer leadership
    Old style sites vs holistic communication center
    Technical, visual makeover vs. new communications strategy
    Centralizing vs distributing responsibility
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  • 6. 3. What has changed with design and architecture?
    Escaping the linear calendar
    Reduce the technical requirements…
    …But don’t ignore what’s new
    CMSs streamline implementation costs…
    …Features add costs
    Plan to be flexible
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  • 7. Adapting a Process
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  • 8. 4. How do we prepare now to keep it fresh?
    Who will manage the site after it launches?
    Learning the system to get the most out of it
    Projecting time and distribution of tasks
    Setting measurable goals in advance
    Keeping those goals realistic
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  • 9. 5. Lining up project documents
    Overall Project Plan
    Site map
    Wireframe
    Creative brief
    Features specifications
    Data integration pathways – donations, events…
    Technical: domain registration, hosting, roles & logins list
    Schedule: Google calendar? Milestones?
    Content planning & documents
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  • 10. Resources and Tools
    Communications Tools
    Basecamp, Central Desktop, Open Atrium, Sharepoint, Zoho
    Time Tracking and Scheduling
    Intervals , Harvest, MS Project, Many Moon
    Web Style Guide, online guide to managing a project
    Issues / Bugs
    donedone
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  • 11. What’s cool for participatory design?
    Wireframe Tools
    Visio, Omnigraffle, Gliffy, Balsamiq
    Group Collaboration
    Google Products including Docs, Calendar, Gtalk, etc.
    Microsoft Office or Open Office
    Dropbox
    Screen Share / Audio Tools / Video Chat
    Ready Talk, Adobe Connect, Go To Meeting, Skype, iChat, FreeConference, Meebo, ooVoo,
    Face-to-Face meetings
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  • 12. About Us…
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    Heather @hgm | hgm@heathergm.com | heathergm.com
    Mimi @mimikantor | mkantor@dbdes.com | dbdes.com
    Steve @stevebackman | sbackman@dbdes.com | dbdes.com
    Ted @hayduke | tfickes@gmail.com | wilderness.org
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