[consulting] Drupal Skills Inventory
Matt at NinjitsuWeb.com
Mon Aug 24 16:58:18 UTC 2009
I prefer to look to people with basic web development skills, and train
them in Drupal, rather than seeking out Drupal gurus form the start, so
my approach may be less relevant to others, but here it is.
To start, I ask them to identify their first and second specialty from
Graphic Design / Branding
Sales & Marketing
Web Design / xHTML+CSS
PHP Application Development
Drupal Module Development
Drupal Site Building / Implementation
Training & Technical Support
Flash Application Development
I'll also ask them which of these is their mortal enemy, and which
they'd most like to improve.
Then I ask them to give one of these answers:
I know what it is.
I've used it before.
I use it daily.
I can make it do backflips.
...for each item on this list:
Views 2 module
It's not a very scientific approach, but it gives me a quick run down of
how they views themselves in relation to the tools I work with, or
skills I'd like to add to my team.
Sam Cohen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently posted a request asking for freelancers and was a bit
> overwhelmed by the number of responses. I also realized that I really
> need a better way to figure out what someone's Drupal skills are --
> to see if a certain type of work is appropriate for them.
> I'm wondering if anyone here has every put together a Drupal skills
> inventory/survey and if they would be willing to share it. (or if you
> know of one that exists and can provide a link)
> I started working on my own and here is what I have so far as a draft
> http://bit.ly/rCXcc . The purpose is for me to be able to understand
> a freelancer's skill level -- it's not a test and relies on the person
> who is filling it out answering the questions honestly. I think such
> an inventory can also be helpful when hiring an employee -- and even
> for a client to use when looking to hire a freelance developer.
> I would greatly appreciate any feedback or ideas you all have for any
> additional questions to ask -- or if you think any of my questions
> should be revised.
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