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The Project Manager as Godzilla: Learn to Squash Bugs

Projects and budgets often live and die around quality assurance. In this session learn how a blend of client management tactics and technical resources will up your game and make you a cross-functional quality assurance and project management kaiju. Discover how to engage clients in a successful QA process from kick-off to launch with a blend of practical tips and common sense tactics.

Stuck with 6? You have options.

For smaller (and even medium-sized) organizations, rebuilding a Drupal website with every major release simply isn’t an option.  While the community is rightly focused on the future, too many folks who need to live with their D6 sites a little longer are getting left behind.  There are some options for keeping your site (relatively) secure while you raise the dollars for a redesign or wait for one to be completed.  At this session, you’ll learn some very practical tips for extending your site’s shelf-life and some options for upgrading.

Merging "Requirements" with Real Life Possibilities or The Client Calls at Midnight

You're sitting across from your client, nervously stirring your coffee...umm...well...

"I think we could do that," you finally say.

Instantly your stomach is in knots. You're not sure how to do THAT.

You're not even sure your client needs THAT. So what do you do? How do you take the person holding the purse strings, and tell them that they can't have what they want?

By embodying the spirit of Jessica Fletcher and starring in your own TV Show spinoff "Client She Wrote."

Better Agile Drupal Sprints: leverage Jira for good

You've got a great team of agile architects and developers who are making great progress through the backlog; and you're working with a group of enthusiastic product owners who are writing good, clear user stories and acceptance criteria. As a project manager or scrummaster managing a large, distributed team, are the ways you can further improve, and get your deliverables out the door more quickly and efficiently?

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