5 sessions about project management from DrupalCon Vienna

Written by: Ana
Published on: 1.11.2017

In case you have missed some of the Drupalcon Vienna’ session about project management, here they are. 


A new Approach for Improving Estimations with Content Discovery Workshops

Richard Jones, CTO at Inviqa


The research process connects the client and all participants with each other so that all things are clarified before they start working on a project. In this process, teams plan how they will fulfill the client's requirements. However, it can quickly happen to overestimate the performance of the system, so the assessment is not accurate enough.
In this session, a workshop was launched to discover content in which we do not focus on technology. With this detection approach, the tasks more accurately correspond to business objectives. Consequently, we better control that we do not miss any area.


Building Efficiencies into Your Drupal Practice

Scott Weston, Solution Architect at HS2 Solutions


How to offer a client a great solution in Drupal while maintaining a healthy and effective team? This session from Scott presents the concepts for maintaining a successful Drupal practice, which frees the team and turns to excellent results. With these concepts, the team remains motivated and effective, while project managers help them. How? Look at the video below.


Building high performing teams to deliver at scale

Duncan McAndrew, Delivery Director at Unipro


You are a member of a project team that you can not match with in any way. McAndrew talks about how they beat that in their company and produced a happy team Scrum of the expanded team. This session described the challenges and solutions that this expanded team uses every day to overcome the challenges. He presents tools and techniques to cater for the needs of business, colleagues, and customers.


Know your teams, Know your customers - Deliver in multicultural environments

Alam Manauwar, Technical Project Manager at Adyax


How to successfully manage developers and serving customers around the world? Especially, when it comes to implementing projects in developing countries or onboarding developers from different countries. Projects often fail due to cultural differences. In this session, we wondered how to overcome these cultural scenes, what is cultural management, how to build relationships and trust.


The (Software) Poverty Trap

David Kitchen, Snr. Software Engineering Manager at Johnson & Johnson


Poverty traps are mechanisms of self-regulation and persist until we take steps to break this cycle. Thus, people in poverty, after receiving the salary, first provide for their current living expenses, they are running out of money to invest in the future. Thus, in the Scrum team, the advantages of setting up those post-payers who are quick to bring the prize are not an investment in the future. A quick spiral of debt arises when we look for shortcomings in development and have new features, and it is difficult to return and pay for this technical debt. How to get rid of this vicious circle?