Project Management, Sales & Consulting

Shift Left Testing for Continuous Collaboration

Testing has become an integral part of the Drupal development process, but it's frequently centered around technical aspects and is only implemented toward the end of the project.

Shift left testing is the process of moving the testing phase left of its usual position in the delivery pipeline so that it occurs as close as possible to the build process. By proactively testing integrations early and often, you can isolate most defects sooner for faster remediation, resulting in more efficient projects that are higher quality.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Shift Left Testing for Continuous Collaboration

Testing has become an integral part of the Drupal development process, but it's frequently centered around technical aspects and is only implemented toward the end of the project.

Shift left testing is the process of moving the testing phase left of its usual position in the delivery pipeline so that it occurs as close as possible to the build process. By proactively testing integrations early and often, you can isolate most defects sooner for faster remediation, resulting in more efficient projects that are higher quality.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Where is my next project coming from? Sales pipeline management for freelancers and small agencies

Freelancers and small agencies typically don't have the luxury of having a person dedicated to bringing in new work. However, that doesn't make the business development effort any less important for a small agency or freelancer. In this session I will distill the key facets of  the sales process into a framework that any freelancer or small agency can use to help organize their business development efforts, and be more successful at that effort.

Experience level: 
Beginner

How to keep your project from being a Clusterf*ck

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the world.  But did you know it was kind of a [email protected]? It was delivered ten years late and went 1357% over budget.

If that sounds like your last Drupal build, this session is for you.  If you are involved in software development, chances are you’ve been involved in a [email protected] project where delivery dates slip, budgets are blown, and stress becomes unmanageable.

Experience level: 
Beginner