Drupal Admin: It's Not About Us

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How many times have you been faced with a client that has an unfair opinion of the Drupal Admin?

Ever had a critical stakeholder request Wordpress over Drupal because "Wordpress just feels more user friendlyā€¯?

The Drupal admin offers a level of flexibility and customizability that makes working with most comparable systems feel like swimming in shackles. So why such a bum-rap? Despite how enabled developers are to customize the admin, as the sprints run out, the budget runs low, or a hard deadline approaches; the admin has a tendency to be one of the first things to get sidelined.

The most important step is to put yourself in the shoes of non-Drupal savvy. You must think like the stakeholders that will maintain the system as their job. What content will they frequently edit, when could they benefit from a custom list provided by views, when could one extra filter or column save them hours of work each week. We have the power to help get these folks home on time each evening, and it is in the best interest of the entire Drupal community that we make that a reality.

Business and Strategy
One hour