In this post, we’ll look at how an e-commerce store can increase revenue by increasing the basket size - the number and value of items purchased in a single transaction. We’ll use impact mapping, a key part of the Focus Method, to work out how to do this.
One of the regular challenges for content-managed websites is how to manage the rollout of a new version of your site. I’ve worked on several large-scale web migration projects, and have identified a few key patterns that provide different trade-offs in terms of time to market, predictability and effectiveness.
Today, Drupal has grown into a highly flexible application framework, with growing adoption in enterprise across a very broad set of use cases - from simple publishing to complex applications. As Drupal’s functionality has grown over the years it is now more easily understood as a framework for assembling digital experiences.
One of the key principles of “lean” philosophy is that we should minimise waste. However, when following lean principles in software development, it can be possible to interpret “minimise waste” somewhat too literally. In particular, it can become easy to believe that writing code is wasteful unless you’re absolutely sure it’s going to be used without further refactoring being required. After all, why write something that’s going to have to change later?