What's different about open source? A project manager's guide

This training session will look at key considerations faced by project managers as they go through the web development process. We'll cover the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and ongoing maintenance of projects. We'll talk about how different aspects of a CMS affect scope, risks, resources and budgets, and about some unexpected measures of quality. We'll focus primarily on agile project management, however waterfall and hybrid approaches will be discussed.

The examples used in this training will be based on Drupal, however the principles that will be covered apply to other open source CMS tools as well.

This training session is intended for:

  • Project stakeholders who want to understand what is involved in achieving a successful open source project
  • Project managers who want to understand the nuances of working on an open source project
  • Developers who are working or intend to work with open source projects and find themselves in the role of project manager
  • Anyone who is involved in delivering an open source project
  • A laptop is required

    No prior knowledge of Drupal or any other CMS is required.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Kay VanValkenburgh - Principal, OwnSourcing

  • Drupal dev since 2007 (D5)
  • Software dev since 1998
  • Trainer since 1990
  • Co-author, Definitive Guide to Drupal 7
  • kay_v, [email protected]
  • Leslie Glynn, PMP - Drupal training, project management, site building

  • 20+ yrs Project Mgmt
  • PMP certified by PMI
  • Extensive software development/Web development background
  • Trainer since 2000
  • Drupal since 2011
  • leslieg, [email protected]