Building and SupportingDrupal Websites:In-House, Outhouse, or Both?#12NTCinoutLaura NorvigRenee Rybak LangMatt KoltermannJ...
Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad!                        INSERT                  ...
Welcome, Online Peeps!               #12ntcinout   Slide 2
Get your tweet onSession Hashtag #12NTCinout  •   Laura Norvig              @lnorvig  •   Johanna Bates             @hanab...
Agenda• Getting to Know Us• Getting to Know You• In the Outhouse• In and Out – A Blended Model• The Right Blend: Best Prac...
Getting to Know Us• Laura Norvig, NSRT• Renee Rybak Lang, Education Sector• Matt Koltermann, Action Against Hunger• Johann...
Getting to Know You• Do you have a Drupal website already?• Do you do everything in-house?• Do you outsource everything?• ...
© Michael D. Brown#12ntcinout                 Slide 7
Outhouse                         flickr / A. M. Kuchling           #12ntcinout                        Slide 8
Education Sector’s Web Project (in a Nutshell)We wanted to getfrom this…                     #12ntcinout             Slide 9
Education Sector’s Web Project (in a Nutshell)……To this:                    #12ntcinout            Slide 10
Do We Need to Outsource? Questions to Ask…• What is your in-house tech expertise? Tech ninja  or tech novice?• How complic...
The Process: How Do You Choose?• Get clear on your project goals• Research potential vendors• Write an RFP• Review proposa...
Pros of Outsourcing• Can be cost efficient (particularly if your needs  are infrequent, or simple.)• Leverage outside expe...
Cons of Outsourcing• Outsourcing can get expensive.• Web development “on the fly.” Simply can’t be  done.• Can be time-int...
Tips and Tricks…• Invest in the planning time up front!• No matter what, understand it’s a time  commitment.• Choose an in...
Blended Model – Matt Koltermann               #12ntcinout        Slide 16
Is 100% In-House Really Possible?                             iStockphoto / cogal               #12ntcinout               ...
The Right Blend:Best Practicesand TipsJohanna Bates                   #12ntcinout   Slide 18
Stretch andWiggle BreakQuestion:Where is your sitehosted?                              flickr.com / kenski1970            ...
Hosting Options•Linode•Bluehost•Acquia•Pantheon•Rackspace•Omega8.cc•VPS.net•DreamHost                  #12ntcinout   Slide...
Training OptionsDrupal Training                   - drupal.org/training-services(list of many options, including in person...
Q and A          #12ntcinout   Slide 22
Additional References• Building and Supporting Drupal Websites   bit.ly/zmKvlU• CMS Building on a Budget   bit.ly/GKl8Sk• ...
Goodbye, Online Peeps!         #12ntcinout     Slide 24
Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad!          or Online at www.nten.org/ntc/eval
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Building and Supporting Drupal Websites: In-House, Outhouse, or Both?

  1. 1. Building and SupportingDrupal Websites:In-House, Outhouse, or Both?#12NTCinoutLaura NorvigRenee Rybak LangMatt KoltermannJohanna BatesMichelle Murrain
  2. 2. Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad! INSERT QR CODE HERE or Online at www.nten.org/ntc/eval
  3. 3. Welcome, Online Peeps! #12ntcinout Slide 2
  4. 4. Get your tweet onSession Hashtag #12NTCinout • Laura Norvig @lnorvig • Johanna Bates @hanabel • Michelle Murrain @pearlbear • Renee Rybak Lang @rrybak • Matt Koltermann @mattkoltermann #12ntcinout Slide 3
  5. 5. Agenda• Getting to Know Us• Getting to Know You• In the Outhouse• In and Out – A Blended Model• The Right Blend: Best Practices and Tips• Hosting Options• Training Options• Q and A #12ntcinout Slide 4
  6. 6. Getting to Know Us• Laura Norvig, NSRT• Renee Rybak Lang, Education Sector• Matt Koltermann, Action Against Hunger• Johanna Bates, Collaborative Consulting• Michelle Murrain, Nonprofit Web Developer #12ntcinout Slide 5
  7. 7. Getting to Know You• Do you have a Drupal website already?• Do you do everything in-house?• Do you outsource everything?• Do you have a “blended” approach?• What are you here to learn?• Who went to Drupal Day yesterday?• What did you learn? #12ntcinout Slide 6
  8. 8. © Michael D. Brown#12ntcinout Slide 7
  9. 9. Outhouse flickr / A. M. Kuchling #12ntcinout Slide 8
  10. 10. Education Sector’s Web Project (in a Nutshell)We wanted to getfrom this… #12ntcinout Slide 9
  11. 11. Education Sector’s Web Project (in a Nutshell)……To this: #12ntcinout Slide 10
  12. 12. Do We Need to Outsource? Questions to Ask…• What is your in-house tech expertise? Tech ninja or tech novice?• How complicated are your needs?• What’s your budget?• What’s your timeline?• Frequency of development? #12ntcinout Slide 11
  13. 13. The Process: How Do You Choose?• Get clear on your project goals• Research potential vendors• Write an RFP• Review proposals & have conversations with the vendors you like• Check references and choose! #12ntcinout Slide 12
  14. 14. Pros of Outsourcing• Can be cost efficient (particularly if your needs are infrequent, or simple.)• Leverage outside expertise… because they ARE tech ninjas!• Can be time effective. #12ntcinout Slide 13
  15. 15. Cons of Outsourcing• Outsourcing can get expensive.• Web development “on the fly.” Simply can’t be done.• Can be time-intensive. #12ntcinout Slide 14
  16. 16. Tips and Tricks…• Invest in the planning time up front!• No matter what, understand it’s a time commitment.• Choose an internal team for decision- making.• Communicate!• It’s OK to make tough choices. #12ntcinout Slide 15
  17. 17. Blended Model – Matt Koltermann #12ntcinout Slide 16
  18. 18. Is 100% In-House Really Possible? iStockphoto / cogal #12ntcinout Slide 17
  19. 19. The Right Blend:Best Practicesand TipsJohanna Bates #12ntcinout Slide 18
  20. 20. Stretch andWiggle BreakQuestion:Where is your sitehosted? flickr.com / kenski1970 #12ntcinout Slide 19
  21. 21. Hosting Options•Linode•Bluehost•Acquia•Pantheon•Rackspace•Omega8.cc•VPS.net•DreamHost #12ntcinout Slide 20
  22. 22. Training OptionsDrupal Training - drupal.org/training-services(list of many options, including in person and online)Online Drupalize Me - drupalize.me Lynda.com - lynda.com Build a Module.com - buildamodule.com Learnable - learnable.comBooksConferences DrupalCons - portland2013.drupal.org - drupal.org/drupalcon Drupal Camps - buildamodule.com/drupal-camps-calendarDevelopment sites / Sandboxes #12ntcinout Slide 21
  23. 23. Q and A #12ntcinout Slide 22
  24. 24. Additional References• Building and Supporting Drupal Websites bit.ly/zmKvlU• CMS Building on a Budget bit.ly/GKl8Sk• Some Thoughts on Standards bit.ly/GKl1Gr #12ntcinout Slide 23
  25. 25. Goodbye, Online Peeps! #12ntcinout Slide 24
  26. 26. Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad! or Online at www.nten.org/ntc/eval

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