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Leaks and Law Firms
A Kentico Cloud Story
Andy Thompson
Hi, I’m Andy
Today’s plan:
1. Site 1: Leak Week
2. Why Kentico Cloud?
3. Process changes
4. Site 2: MSL
5. Key differences
6. Q & A
Kentico Cloud
is not Kentico CMS
If you take one thing away from this presentation, let that be it!
Leak Week
Marketing microsite:
● Short timeframe
● Content management
● Phased release approach
Leak Week
Why Kentico Cloud?
● Basic requirements
● Agile development model
● Full release control
Typical
Project Plan
In a time before Cloud...
Waterfall:
1. Design required before FED
2. FED required before templates
a...
Headless CMS
Project Plan
Restrictions removed:
1. Roles working simultaneously
2. Content and planning together
3. Back e...
Headless CMS
Project Plan
Restrictions removed:
1. Roles working simultaneously
2. Content and planning together
3. Back e...
Leak Week:
Content
Modelling
Very early wireframes:
● Producer, Designer, Front-end
and Back-end devs all sat down
togethe...
Leak Week:
The Ugliest Page
In The World
Thanks to MVC:
● Ms and Cs complete before
markup even began
● Vs are super simpl...
Proof:
MSL Work in Progress
We’ve got another project underway right now, and here’s a sneak
peek.
Case Study 2:
msl.net.au
Project started two weeks
ago:
● Wireframes complete
● Content entry complete (!!)
● BED 90% comp...
Questions
MSL:
Content
All content from their
existing site:
● Content Types created
● Drafts ready for review
● Additional Types cr...
MSL:
Wireframes
Wireframes are complete.
● Using real content and pages
● Under review by client
● Guiding devs on new Con...
MSL
Ugly Pretty Site
Back-end dev is almost
complete:
● All required routes, controllers,
views and custom functionality
b...
We cheated a bit.
But you can too!
● Best of breed
● MVC Boilerplate
● Azure Web Apps
● Awesome people
MSL: HOW?
[COLLABOR...
Key Differences
Pros
Bottlenecks removed
Back-end dev starts WAY earlier
Devs love using the latest technologies
Super-simple infrastructu...
Kentico Cloud
Product Team
They listen, and they act.
Cons
Feature set drastically reduced
Major change in approach required
Content editors can’t build pages (yet?)
Basic func...
In summary:
1. Kentico Cloud is not Kentico CMS
2. Project process gets jumbled, in a good way
3. Your devs are gonna love...
Questions
and ?Answers
Thanks for listening
Andy Thompson
@andythompy
getstarted.com.au/andy
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Andy Thompson and his team of Get Started has presented case studies on their projects for Leak Week by SWEP and McDonald, Slater & Lay barristers and solicitors firm at Kentico Roadshow in Sydney and Melbourne.

Find out, how Kentico Cloud, the cloud-first headless CMS can help you cut down time spend on a digital project.

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Headless CMS for Digital Agencies - Case Study by Andy Thompson

  1. 1. Leaks and Law Firms A Kentico Cloud Story Andy Thompson
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Andy
  3. 3. Today’s plan: 1. Site 1: Leak Week 2. Why Kentico Cloud? 3. Process changes 4. Site 2: MSL 5. Key differences 6. Q & A
  4. 4. Kentico Cloud is not Kentico CMS If you take one thing away from this presentation, let that be it!
  5. 5. Leak Week Marketing microsite: ● Short timeframe ● Content management ● Phased release approach
  6. 6. Leak Week Why Kentico Cloud? ● Basic requirements ● Agile development model ● Full release control
  7. 7. Typical Project Plan In a time before Cloud... Waterfall: 1. Design required before FED 2. FED required before templates are implemented in Kentico 3. Templates required before content entry can start Design FED BED Content Plan Wireframe
  8. 8. Headless CMS Project Plan Restrictions removed: 1. Roles working simultaneously 2. Content and planning together 3. Back end before front end 4. Dev and design simultaneous 5. Design and FED based on real structure, content and even functionality Content Design BED FED Plan Wireframe
  9. 9. Headless CMS Project Plan Restrictions removed: 1. Roles working simultaneously 2. Content and planning together 3. Back end before front end 4. Dev and design simultaneous 5. Design and FED based on real structure, content and even functionality
  10. 10. Leak Week: Content Modelling Very early wireframes: ● Producer, Designer, Front-end and Back-end devs all sat down together to workshop ● Producer and dev then created content types ● Front-end dev understood requirements and limitations ● Designer had immediate feedback to roll in to designs
  11. 11. Leak Week: The Ugliest Page In The World Thanks to MVC: ● Ms and Cs complete before markup even began ● Vs are super simple and already include literally all the required data ● Theoretically any dev could implement layouts later
  12. 12. Proof: MSL Work in Progress We’ve got another project underway right now, and here’s a sneak peek.
  13. 13. Case Study 2: msl.net.au Project started two weeks ago: ● Wireframes complete ● Content entry complete (!!) ● BED 90% complete ● Designs 50% complete ● FED not started Content Design BED FED Plan Wireframe You are here
  14. 14. Questions
  15. 15. MSL: Content All content from their existing site: ● Content Types created ● Drafts ready for review ● Additional Types created as required ● Client contacts invited into the system immediately
  16. 16. MSL: Wireframes Wireframes are complete. ● Using real content and pages ● Under review by client ● Guiding devs on new Content Types
  17. 17. MSL Ugly Pretty Site Back-end dev is almost complete: ● All required routes, controllers, views and custom functionality built before design ● Boilerplate provides basic bootstrap styles ● Dev using real content, and real API right from the start
  18. 18. We cheated a bit. But you can too! ● Best of breed ● MVC Boilerplate ● Azure Web Apps ● Awesome people MSL: HOW? [COLLABORATION INTENSIFIES]
  19. 19. Key Differences
  20. 20. Pros Bottlenecks removed Back-end dev starts WAY earlier Devs love using the latest technologies Super-simple infrastructure requirements (yay Cloud!)
  21. 21. Kentico Cloud Product Team They listen, and they act.
  22. 22. Cons Feature set drastically reduced Major change in approach required Content editors can’t build pages (yet?) Basic functionality requires dev (or more services) NEW! MVC Boilerplate! Download it now!
  23. 23. In summary: 1. Kentico Cloud is not Kentico CMS 2. Project process gets jumbled, in a good way 3. Your devs are gonna love it
  24. 24. Questions and ?Answers
  25. 25. Thanks for listening Andy Thompson @andythompy getstarted.com.au/andy

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