Taming the beast: A practical guide for taking over a Drupal project

Jun 15, 2019

Matthieu Gadrat

For developers, tech leads and project managers.
Have you ever had to start doing maintenance work on a Drupal project you haven't built yourself?
Here's a practical guide we developed over the years to be able to work on someone else's project without pulling our hair off.
We'll discuss questions to ask the client/old provider, work planning and code crawling, we hope this guide can help you master the art of taking over a Drupal site.

Matthieu Gadrat
Innovation Director, Montreal, @mgadrat
I work with Drupal since 2010
I'm passionnate about technology and science
I'm a cautious optimist


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.