Manage Drupal Projects Migration In an Agile Way

Drupal 8 is great! Yay! Now it’s time to migrate!

There are many moving parts in a migration project compared to a new website build. Ensure your migration is a success with these architectural guidelines, helpful planning tools, and lessons learned.

The Order of Operations is important in migration projects. Keeping excellent, detailed documentation of each phase of migration are major keys to success. These migration projects can be lengthy. Working in an efficient manner will provide your team the fitness to complete the project while working under Scrum Framework!

About the session

  • Why migrate?

  • Size, scale, and complexity

  • Multiple technologies & Infrastructure considerations

  • Team specialization

  • Agile vs. Waterfall?

  • Phases of a migration project

  • Scrum Terminology

  • Pre-project education

  • Migration mapping

  • Post-launch validation

Topics covered:

  • Types of migrations (Single Pass, Incremental, Hybrid).
  • Major phases of a migration project.
  • Planning efforts and documentation created for each phase.
  • Architectural considerations to migration - content, infrastructure, etc.
  • What migration support is provided “out of the box” and what is “custom development”?
  • Role-specific considerations, tools, and needs.
  • Case Study

What level of knowledge should you have come into this session?

  • Be familiar with basic Drupal terminology such as: a node, content type, and field.
  • Understand simple project management concepts such as: resources, dependencies, tasks, and estimation.
  • Have a passion for (or fear of) juicy migration projects.

What will your session accomplish?

  • Prepare the community for Drupal 8 migrations!
  • Identify key success and failure points within migration projects.
  • Provide tools for project managers and development teams to plan and architect migrations.

What will attendees walk away having learned?

  • Understand the scope of a migration project.
  • Terminology and concepts to communicate with management and development teams.
  • Practical samples of migration planning documents.
  • How much time and money can be wasted if a migration isn’t well planned and documented.