Sketching a Successful Drupal Migration

Here's a series of cartoon sketches I did to illustrate some aspects of a successful Drupal migration. These were used at a DrupalCon presentation given recently, "Managing Highly Successful Drupal Migrations" by Frank Febbraro and Mike Morris.

Laura Schoppa, Senior Designer
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Here's a series of cartoon sketches I did to illustrate some aspects of a successful Drupal migration. These were used at a DrupalCon presentation given recently, "Managing Highly Successful Drupal Migrations" by Frank Febbraro and Mike Morris.

Migration Means a LOT of Moving Parts

Don't let the strays get away from you!

Project Owners and Their High Expectations

Be clear on scope, budget, and schedule.

Project Owners

Sometimes People Will Make Comparisons to their Existing Systems

Plan to do lots of educating about technology.

Comparisons

We Don't use a Fancy Estimating Machine to Determine a Project's Cost

...but we have some formulas to make it easier.

Estimating projects

Does Your Site Seem Outdated?

Now might be the perfect time for a redesign.

Plan for Many Lines of Communication

Don’t underestimate the amount you can communicate in a 15 minute phone call (but don’t forget to take notes and right down decisions).

Lines of Communication

Content Shifts During Migration - Cleanup Needed!

Stuff happens.

Content Cleanup

Don't Skimp on Training Editors

Teach the basics...and more.

Training

Picking a Launch Date

Prepare for delays and what else it might effect (other projects, vacations).

Pick a Launch Date

Prepare for Traffic to Your Site

Load testing advised.

Prepare for Traffic

And It's Finally Launch Day!

Celebrate - but make sure you plan ahead like being ready for search engine indexing bots.

Launch Day

Laura Schoppa

Senior Designer