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Drupal Project Lifecycle

  1. 1. Drupal Project Lifecycle<br />
  2. 2. Goals<br />2<br />Guide our clients through a process for executing a Drupal project<br />Interactive<br />Collaborative<br />Process-light<br />Based on CapTech’s own CapTech Way methodology<br />Not all encompassing, but a useful guide<br />
  3. 3. CapTech Way<br />3<br />http://www.captechconsulting.com/about/the-captech-way<br />
  4. 4. Initiation<br />4<br />Project kickoff<br />Background<br />Meet teams and introductions<br />Project goals and business drivers<br />Introduce client to CapTech Drupal Guide<br />Present CapTech Drupal Project Lifecycle<br />Present CapTech Drupal Overview<br />
  5. 5. Analyze Problem<br />5<br />Assess scope and important dates<br />Obtain existing assets<br />Using CapTech Drupal Guide<br /> work collaboratively to:<br />Assess features and module needs<br />Analyze Content Types and Taxonomy<br />Analyze other requirements (eg: performance, SEO, social media)<br />Deliverable:CapTech Drupal Guide<br />
  6. 6. Model Solution<br />6<br />Analyze and refine requirements from CapTech Drupal Guide<br />Formalize design decisions based on requirements<br />Reach consensus on features<br />Develop Drupal-specific Site Map document<br />Deliverable:Drupal Design Document<br />
  7. 7. Realize Solution<br />7<br />Implement Drupalsite as specified in Design Guide<br />Using common best practices, including source control, performance tuning, etc.<br />Work iteratively and collaboratively with client, reviewing the site weekly <br />Deliverable:Drupal site in a pre-production environment<br />
  8. 8. Verify and Validate<br />8<br />Review and test the site formally<br />Guided User Acceptance Testing using Drupal Guide<br />Review against performance criteria, tune as necessary<br />Deliverable: Deployment and Architecture Document<br />
  9. 9. Release<br />9<br />Work collaboratively with client team on launch activities<br />Technical efforts including migration, etc.<br />Marketing, search, & other communication<br />Plan for post-production support<br />Deliverable: Production Drupal Site<br />
  10. 10. Questions?<br />10<br />Questions or comments?<br />Please contact:<br />Andy Pemberton<br />CapTech Consulting<br />apemberton@captechconsulting.com<br />

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