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Pay No Attention to the Project Manager Behind the Curtain: A Magento 2 Tell-All

Pay No Attention to the Project Manager Behind the Curtain: A Magento 2 Tell-All

Take an honest, no-holds-barred look at the reality of
launching a Magento 2 site in 2016 with the executive of one of the
first Magento 1 merchants and the founder of one of the first Magento
agencies. In this talk, we'll walk you through the good, bad and the
ugly of managing a successful Magento 2 project from setting
expectations to managing your managers and the surprises you'll
encounter as you move to Magento 2.

Presented at Meet Magento New York 2016 by David Deppner and Joshua Warren.

Joshua Warren

October 06, 2016

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  1. Pay No Attention to the Project Manager Behind the Curtain

    A Magento 2 Tell-All Presented by David Deppner and Joshua Warren Meet Magento New York 2016 #MM16NY
  2. David Deppner VP of Ecommerce, ClearBags Magento Merchant since 2008

    Initiated Magento 2 Build at MMNY 2015 President, Psyberware @DavidDeppner
  3. Joshua Warren Founder & CEO, Creatuity Magento Enterprise Solutions Partner

    Magento developer since 2008 Magento Master 2016 @JoshuaSWarren
  4. Importance of Strong Internal Relationships • Project managers and developers

    • Stakeholders, decision makers and project managers
  5. Importance of Strong Agency/Merchant Relationships • Ecommerce projects are hard

    - there will be friction • Build mutual trust and respect
  6. How We Built The Creatuity/ClearBags Relationship How Creatuity nurtures open

    relationships with clients How ClearBags selected a partner and built a positive relationship
  7. Controlling Costs in Waterfall I give you a bunch of

    Requirements You give me a Fixed Price to do the work
  8. Controlling Costs in Agile If Net Present Value in Each

    Sprint < Expense… KILL IT Constantly redirect dev teams to most important work
  9. Uncertainty & Risk in M2 Projects • Magento 2 Platform

    • Extensions • Customizations • Data Migration • Integrations
  10. Agencies: Don’t Plan M2 Projects Like M1 Projects • M2

    projects may have a long tail • Third-party dependencies on extensions and Magento patches may mean stopping and restarting the project • Make smart use of the downtime
  11. Magento 2 Is Ready Be smart about it Build a

    strong relationship with your agency Be smart about project scope & costs Be realistic about your project schedule
  12. Other Perspectives A large site with complex custom integrations that

    we built from scratch - going live next month A multi-brand, multi-store fashion site with standard ecommerce functionality going live next week
  13. Other Perspectives New sites (not migrations) go faster Integrations &

    extensions are a critical factor - are they complex? Do they already exist?