Roy Scholten: New process, new results

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


We’re probably misusing the term MVP when we try to frame what we would like to see make it into core. But the actual mode of working we use there is quite an achievement. We used to grind it out endlessly, where proposed changes could be discussed endlessly, with a high risk of not committing anything at all in the end. What we’re doing now is: agree up front that it’s a good idea to improve feature X or rework interface Y. And then focus on keeping the scope as small as possible.
Yes, I, J and K are also good ideas, but we’re trying to do X here and while these are all related ideas and together would like make for a nicer whole, we should really focus on shipping X, and X alone, before turning our attention to I, J and K. If at all, because while shiny, interface Y actually presents people with more problems, so maybe we should focus on that. Though it’s never that strongly a case of either/or, and we should definately not stop iterating after the initial commit.
This is a very new and different way of working. Deliberately lowering our standards for the goal of introducing change. This is uncomfortable at times, but even that is good, because it means we’re stretching ourselves, which means we’re doing and learning new things. I’m excited and proud to see this happen. More like this.
Doing it like this means that Drupal 8.2:
Has content moderation tools (draft! review! publish! etc.)
Provides a new way to add new elements (blocks) to the page you’re on, without having to go to some far away corner in the admin section
Those elements (blocks! menus! logo & site name! etc.) can then also be configured in the context of the user facing page. A side tray will show up and expose the relevant settings.
Looking forward to learn how these additions will be received and how we can improve them. In the mean time, lets add more useful and usable things to 8.3 (sample content! media handling! better dates! etc).
Tags: drupaluxdrupalplanetSub title: This is a pretty radical change
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Posted on August 24, 2016 in Austin Drupal Development, Austin Web Designer, Drupal Developer, Drupal Development Austin, Expert Drupal Development, RFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Template, RFP ROBOT: Website Request for Quote Builder, RFP ROBOT: Website Specification Builder, RFP ROBOT: Website Specification Template, Sacramento Drupal Development, San Antonio Drupal, San Antonio Drupal Development, San Diego Drupal Development, San Francisco Drupal Development, San Jose Drupal Development, Santa Ana Drupal Development, Scottsdale Drupal Development, Seattle Drupal Development, Web Design Services

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