[consulting] consulting Digest, Vol 43, Issue 27

Ayen Designs info at ayendesigns.com
Fri Aug 7 18:18:27 UTC 2009

With a client new to Drupal and CMS, the important questions (and leaves 
of the tree) will be mostly unknown--and that is a good opportunity to 
educate (and impress) them. Remember, it's not what you don't know that 
will get ya, it's what you don't know that you don't know.

Dane Ensign wrote:

> I think an open standards knowledge/portfolio spec. simply put is a 
> tree with the branches
> of the systems capabilities, aspects, etc. Those who choose to adhere 
> to the spec
> can place their examples as leaves in these branches, whether it be 
> noob sandbox examples
> or high-powered ones. I think in a matter of days a small crowd could 
> identify and organize
> enough points of capabilities, in a useful and granular way, of the 
> Drupal system that a
> developer could take inventory of their work, and itemize the points 
> (leaves of the tree) for which
> they have fulfilled.
> Frankly, I think any of us are well served to do this for ourselves 
> and our clients. Present and answer
> the questions a client would have about Drupal in the first place and 
> how our skills/examples fit
> into those capabilities. Just more food for thought.
> Dane

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