One Team, One Dream: Co-Developing on RaleighNC.gov

Presenters: jcrespo, kaythay

How working with an in-house development team was a successful strategy for the agency overhauling a major municipal website. 

After a multi-year rebrand initiative that covered everything from pads of paper to City trash trucks, Raleigh North Carolina’s IT and Communications team embarked on a crucial piece of the project: reimagining the city’s website. 

The needs of the city are far-reaching, as expansive and diverse as their audience set. Aten enlisted the help of Raleigh’s in-house development team, to drive efficiencies and create a confidence of ownership, since the City will maintain the new site for years to come. 

Together we navigated a complex migration from Alfresco to Drupal 8, managed a challenging set of 3rd party integrations and we’re all still friends! We even have a mantra: one team, one dream. 

This session will discuss:

  • How Aten and Raleigh planned and divided work between the two dev teams
  • Collaborative tools and communication strategies for staying on task and collaborating successfully
  • Technical nuances: merge and deployment strategies to manage multiple developers

Your teams will walk away with tips and strategies for engaging the development team early, planning sprints and accountability measured for cross-organization developer teams, and how to communicate and collaborate successfully with thousands of miles between team members. 

Audience
Experience Level
Beginner
Status
Proposed