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Building Effective Drupal Teams within Larger Organizations

October 27 1:30 PM-2:15 PM

Watch the session video here.

A significant segment of the Drupal community is made up of web/digital agencies, freelance developers, and others focused on delivering value to clients.  A small-but-growing segment of Drupalistas find themselves on the other side: embedded within departments and organizations who would traditionally be clients of these groups.

This is the world I've lived in for the past 7 years, growing an internal Drupal practice in Tableau's marketing department.  In this talk, I'll share some of our experience organizing and reorganizing ourselves over time, in an effort to effectively serve the needs of a company growing from a couple hundred to a few thousand.


This ain't just agile!  Walk away with practical ideas on how to effectively scale your team and keep engineers happy:

  • Knowing when an agency-within-a-company model works and when it doesn't
  • How to transition from an agency-centric approach to a product-centric development approach (and what that even means)
  • Strategies for keeping engineers engaged and preventing burnout
  • Tips for engaging with agencies and freelancers (and vice versa)


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