Chief eZ Publish Officer TrainingGreg McAvoy-JensenExecutive DirectorGranite Horizongreg@granitehorizon.com@granitegreg
SubtitlesCreating the kind of ecosystem you want to live in.Initial thoughts about what leadership in theecosystem means.
What is a CeZO?●   Officially, the shop eZ Publish practice lead●   Unofficially, anyone who takes the opportunity    to p...
GoalLeverage eZ for optimal user engagement.
GoalDevelopand maintain          a satisfied eZ Publish team                  which benefits your company.
Develop
Improving in eZ Publish Skill             Individually●   Download and install, read the docs●   Try to build a site●   Ta...
Improving in eZ Publish Skill               Individually●   Read    ●   Roadmap    ●   Forums on share.ez.no    ●   Blogs ...
Real eZ Publish Developers Are●   Humble●   Expert●   Social
Maintain (and Retain)
Improving in eZ Publish Skills           as an Organization●   Industrialize (at least use version control)●   Create a st...
Improving in eZ Publish Skills         as an OrganizationLearn how eZ is used by learning the admininterface well. Conside...
Improving in eZ Publish Skills         as an OrganizationBetter to have one who knows what their doingthan ten who know en...
Create a Culture of Improving●   Your skills●   Your organization●   Your products and services●   Your CMS, eZ Publish
Create a Culture of Improving●   Model it●   State it●   Insist on it●   Persist with it
Care about Your Team●   Enforce ergonomics●   Know their family members●   Celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries    ...
Build CommunityDo different things together.●   Dinner●   Dayhike●   Volunteer●   Help a team member move●   Play a board ...
Care About the Ecosystem●   It supports you●   Contribute extensions, fixes, documentations,    and enhancements●   Build ...
Increase Communication
Care About Competitors●   We will bid on jobs against other partners and    sometimes lose.●   But the benefit we gain fro...
Your Tipsfor Successful eZ Publish Leadership        greg@granitehorizon.com
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eZ Publish is an enterprise open source content management system. This presentation shows what it takes to maintain and nourish an eZ Publish development practice. The presentation was originally given by Granite Horizon's CEO Greg McAvoy-Jensen in 2011 in London at the eZ Conference.

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Chief eZ Publish Officer Training

  1. 1. Chief eZ Publish Officer TrainingGreg McAvoy-JensenExecutive DirectorGranite Horizongreg@granitehorizon.com@granitegreg
  2. 2. SubtitlesCreating the kind of ecosystem you want to live in.Initial thoughts about what leadership in theecosystem means.
  3. 3. What is a CeZO?● Officially, the shop eZ Publish practice lead● Unofficially, anyone who takes the opportunity to provide leadership in an eZ Publish practice
  4. 4. GoalLeverage eZ for optimal user engagement.
  5. 5. GoalDevelopand maintain a satisfied eZ Publish team which benefits your company.
  6. 6. Develop
  7. 7. Improving in eZ Publish Skill Individually● Download and install, read the docs● Try to build a site● Take training● Thrash around for a few weeks while getting paid for it● Make a manual (Graham Brookins)● Read the manuals● Get certified
  8. 8. Improving in eZ Publish Skill Individually● Read ● Roadmap ● Forums on share.ez.no ● Blogs on share.ez.no ● Blogs on planetezpublish.org ● ezpedia.org ● IRC Freenode #ezpublish ● Github commit logs and release note files ● Feed readers like Google Reader help● But most importantly...
  9. 9. Real eZ Publish Developers Are● Humble● Expert● Social
  10. 10. Maintain (and Retain)
  11. 11. Improving in eZ Publish Skills as an Organization● Industrialize (at least use version control)● Create a standard install, put in to version control (Joe Kepley)● Send people to partner meetings and conferences● Bring in experts to give advanced training● Build a new extension when you have downtime● Create your own training program
  12. 12. Improving in eZ Publish Skills as an OrganizationLearn how eZ is used by learning the admininterface well. Consider using eZ Publishinternally (e.g. wiki, CRM).
  13. 13. Improving in eZ Publish Skills as an OrganizationBetter to have one who knows what their doingthan ten who know enough to send your client tosomeone else. Allocate work wisely.
  14. 14. Create a Culture of Improving● Your skills● Your organization● Your products and services● Your CMS, eZ Publish
  15. 15. Create a Culture of Improving● Model it● State it● Insist on it● Persist with it
  16. 16. Care about Your Team● Enforce ergonomics● Know their family members● Celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries with the company● Make your company the place they want to be and stay● Make team satisfaction one of the criteria for taking projects (e.g. Make-A-Wish)
  17. 17. Build CommunityDo different things together.● Dinner● Dayhike● Volunteer● Help a team member move● Play a board game
  18. 18. Care About the Ecosystem● It supports you● Contribute extensions, fixes, documentations, and enhancements● Build relationships with eZ crew, including your regional team● Care about eZ Systems● Promote eZs subscriptions● Promote eZ Publish
  19. 19. Increase Communication
  20. 20. Care About Competitors● We will bid on jobs against other partners and sometimes lose.● But the benefit we gain from having relationships with them are great.● Organizational conflicts of interest are no excuse for jeopardizing the personal care we have for one another.● Just be straight.
  21. 21. Your Tipsfor Successful eZ Publish Leadership greg@granitehorizon.com

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