Project Flow and Tracker: From business objects and user stories to test-driven Drupal based website application
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PFT is an Agile tool to develop web applications with Drupal. Built with commonly used modules such as CCK, Views, and Organic Groups, it is both a construction kit and a staging ground for best practices. Business objects are translated into roles and user stories, mapped onto a selection of Drupal modules, and then planned as a self-documenting list of tasks assigned to various iterations, with issue and acceptance test tracking and integration with version control and other staging tools.
*** Edit Mar 5 2009: Slides now uploaded attached to this page ***
Online demo site Now open for business objects! Login, then click on the Project Flow & Tracker project.
- User: drupal
- Password: rocks
Check out PFT as a project itself!
Look around the project, roles, user stories, release and iteration elements (initial on-line help is up)
- An overview of the project and iteration workflows
- Expressing the business model with meme maps
- From business model to listing the user roles
- Listing the user stories for each role
- Lexical analysis of the user stories to reveal the domain
- From domain model to Drupal architecture and module selection
- Using the modules that come with PFT as a starting point to model the webapp
- Prototyping the design and information architecture with Drupal itself
- Test driven implemention of user stories
- Real world example using the PFT
- Getting started with the PFT
The aim of the talk is to present and place in the hands of Drupal developers and users a framework they can download and use to build website applications using a workflow capable of answering the following questions in a practical manner:
- How do you know what the client wants?
- How do you know that what you are doing is what the client wants?
- How do you prototype in Drupal?
- How does the prototype become the webapp?
At the same time, the presentation marks the second generation of the Drupal application presented at Barcelona DrupalCon Barcelona 2007, in a much more usable and functional version.
- DrupalCon Barcelona 2007 slides
- PFT Sandbox (user: drupal / password: rocks):
- Author's background on this talk:
"Drupal on agile, agile on Drupal"
- Beck, Kent, Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change,
- Cohn, Mike, User Stories Applied,
- Extreme Programming Website,
- O'Reilly, Tom, "Remaking the Peer-to-peer meme",
- DIY Meme Map Generator,