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Agile Collective and LocalGov Drupal

Agile Collective has been the lead technical partner for the LocalGov Drupal distribution project since January 2020, driving the technical development of the distribution forward through MHCLG-funded Discovery, Alpha and Beta stages.

They finished up the last of ten sprints for the Beta in mid-October 2021. Here they take a look back at their LocalGov Drupal journey so far.

10 November 2021
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LocalGov Drupal at DrupalCon Europe 2021

DrupalCon is an international educational event that brings together people who use, develop, design and support the Drupal platform.

We’re delighted to have LocalGov Drupal representation at DrupalCon Europe 4th-7th October.

We're lucky enough to be contributing to four sessions over the week.

Below we list the sessions we'll be contributing to. After the event we'll update with all the audio and video, so don't worry if you can't catch them this week.

4 October 2021
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LocalGov Drupal Beta Sprint 7 Notes

Sprint 7 was the first sprint after a four week break and a number of the team were away on annual leave, so the throughput of work was perhaps understandably a bit lower than previous sprints. 

With that said, progress was made on a number of fronts, with a heavy focus was documentation and onboarding.

31 August 2021
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LocalGov Drupal Beta Sprint 6 Notes

As usual, we defined a number of sprint goals at the start of the sprint to help focus our efforts. We'll provide a short update on each of those goals below, but first a quick update on the base theme.

20 July 2021
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Open Referral UK and LocalGov Drupal

LocalGov Drupal facilitates councils working together to share the best practice for building a platform to communicate content. Open Referral is an agreed standard for sharing content about community services.

Combining Open Referral in LocalGov Drupal is an obvious win.

20 July 2021
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Ideas into user needs and on to tasks

Blog from Oliver Hannan, Product Manager at the National Archives, formerly of London Councils.

I’ve been working with the LocalGov Drupal team on workflow, content lifecycle and scheduling. This means the team have been examining ways for users of Drupal CMS to regulate content before it’s published, apply lifecycle management to existing content and schedule content to be published or unpublished.

I felt it’s worth documenting how we did this to help other teams work through ambiguity. Specifically when taking proposed product features through to sprint planning and onto discrete tasks for developers. I learnt some new ways of working and will hopefully be able to apply them in future.

9 July 2021
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LocalGov Drupal Beta Sprint 5 Notes

As usual, we're starting with the research and project sprint goals as this is the order we went through them in our sprint review session, allowing less technical folk to escape before we overload the screens with code and abstraction. So we'll run through our sprint goals from 7 to 13 before coming back to the product sprint goals 1 to 6. 

7 July 2021