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The world is changing so much, so quickly, that being agile is becoming very important for everybody - especially now with the global pandemic. The Agile Podcast explores the stories and people behind the concept of agile.

The first series talks about a certain content management system that powers websites called Drupal. For the past 10 years, millions of government agencies, nonprofits, universities, associations, and companies have used Drupal to power their website. But, soon, this software will retire and organizations need to adapt to the changes. They need to be agile.

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The Agile Podcast Blake Newman, Hans Anderson

    • Technology
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The world is changing so much, so quickly, that being agile is becoming very important for everybody - especially now with the global pandemic. The Agile Podcast explores the stories and people behind the concept of agile.

The first series talks about a certain content management system that powers websites called Drupal. For the past 10 years, millions of government agencies, nonprofits, universities, associations, and companies have used Drupal to power their website. But, soon, this software will retire and organizations need to adapt to the changes. They need to be agile.

We hope you enjoy.

    What's Mappening?

    What's Mappening?

    Matt Mowers wanted to be an entrepreneur and, to do that, he learned Drupal to stand up a site called Mappening. If you’ve never heard of Mappening, then you’re not alone – the idea flopped, but Matt ended working in Drupal for years after this. On today’s episode, Matt’s story and what it tells us about Drupal as the era of D7 comes to a close.

    • 11 min
    "Ambitious Experiences"

    "Ambitious Experiences"

    The Drupal Association's Chief Technology Officer, Tim Lehnen, talks with Blake about the future of Drupal. Plus, Brie and Blake talk about how an upstart candidate for president led to Drupal’s explosive growth in the late 2000s.

    • 24 min
    Improving Your Site through a Migration (and Some Pitfalls to Avoid Along the Way)

    Improving Your Site through a Migration (and Some Pitfalls to Avoid Along the Way)

    So, we know the move to Drupal 8 or 9 is going to be expensive. We know it’ll be time consuming. But what about some of the benefits of migrating? On today’s episode, Blake and Brie talk about ways to improve your site through a migration, and some things to look out for along the way.

    • 14 min
    Drupal 7 Migration: Estimating Time and Money

    Drupal 7 Migration: Estimating Time and Money

    Drupal 8 and 9 are very different from Drupal 7. So, migrating out of D7 is going to be more expensive and take longer than previous migrations. And it’s important to have an idea of how much money and how much longer the move will take, because you could get stuck in the middle of a migration without the resources to finish the job. So, on today’s episode, Brie and Blake talk about how to estimate the time and money it’ll take to migrate out of Drupal 7.

    • 16 min
    Drupal Developers: How to Hire and Who to Hire

    Drupal Developers: How to Hire and Who to Hire

    Migrating a large site out of Drupal 7 will be a herculean effort … well, maybe not herculean, but certainly time consuming and expensive. You’ll likely need to hire more Drupal developers because the current ones are busy maintaining or adding functionality to your site. So who do you hire? On today’s episode of the show, Blake and Brie talk about Acquia certifications and finding agile developers.

    • 16 min
    Goodbye Drupal

    Goodbye Drupal

    WordPress has long been the most popular content management system on the Internet and, with their enterprise arm, WordPress VIP, the CMS is moving into spaces traditionally dominated by Drupal, like government websites. So, with Drupal 7 reaching retirement, how do you decide if WordPress is a viable alternative for you? On today’s show, Brie and Blake talk about the advantages and disadvantages of Drupal’s arch enemy: WordPress.

    • 22 min

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