both sides now: what i learned when i jumped from the supplier side to the client side on the same project
In this Acquia Dev Center blog post Zoe Hedinger describes challenges she faced when she went client-side on a project she’d worked on for miggle as the suppliers. It’s a rare opportunity to read an interesting take on an agency–client relationship and how perception changes depending on which team you play for.
We believe Drupal sites work best for clients when we help provide a roadmap to self- sufficiency, as this is one of the key advantages to be exploited from use of open source technologies. Most of this section, in as far as it relates to project management, is about how we aim to deliver self-sufficiency by how we manage your project.
We also believe it’s key to have a good approach to business continuity planning (BCP), the bed rock of which is supplying solutions which are fully installable from source, backed up by clearly defined documentation and processes.
In a couple of weeks I’m heading off to DrupalCon LA with a couple of colleagues of mine from the Drupal shop, miggle that I run in Brighton & Hove in the UK. This will be my fifth DrupalCon, but my first in North America, so I’m looking forward to getting a chance to attend some sessions from key thought leaders in the US who don’t always make it over to the European Cons. We’re also hoping that we’ll make nyccamp as well in July (and ideally present there).