Managing eZ Publish Web Content Management Projects

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  • Key differences between traditional web development and web content management projects
  • How to write specifications for your eZ publish project
  • Content modeling in an eZ publish project
  • Planning your eZ publish project and approach its pricing
  • Configuring your eZ publish development environment
  • Risk management and how to apply it to eZ publish projects
  • Content population in eZ publish projects
  • Different types of testing required for eZ publish projects
  • Maintaining and supporting your eZ publish projects

  • Chapter 1 examines the differences between traditional software development and content management and how that affects the way we approach content management as a discipline. We cover some of the myths that exist when it comes to web development and content management as well as the types of solutions implemented using content management systems. Finally, we look at the different types of websites and web applications to gain an understanding of the common types of websites and applications that have emerged over the past 10 years.


  • Chapter 2 provides an overview of information architecture and design in relation to content management systems.


  • Chapter 3 gives you an overview of how ez publish is structured and the key elements that are used in most projects.


  • Chapter 4 first helps you understand the requirements of an eZ project and then shows you how to plan your project through a project brief and planning workshop. It also covers how to deal with estimations and the issues that arise at this point of the project.


  • Chapter 5 covers how to specify the functionality of a website that is to be implemented in eZ Publish. The chapter covers the overall content model that identifies the key classes and their relationships to each other.


  • Chapter 6 explains the importance and purpose of a content model in eZ publish projects.


  • Chapter 7 helps you with planning a project (standard and staged approach) and teaches you the approach for pricing your project.


  • Chapter 8 covers in detail what's involved in risk management and how to apply it to eZ publish projects.


  • Chapter 9 provides a series of management techniques that are straightforward to apply and will go a long way to keeping your eZ project on track.


  • Chapter 10 helps you set up and configure your environments for eZ projects. It provides you with information on content population (automated and manual).


  • Chapter 11 helps you understand the different types of testing that are required for eZ publish projects.


  • Chapter 12 provides guidance on how to train users of the end solution including how to draft training manuals and run training sessions.


  • Chapter 13 outlines the most common areas of maintenance and support for an eZ project.


  • Appendix A provides a full sample specification of a project that brings together the elements outlined in Chapter 5.



eZ Publish is an enterprise open-source CMS (content management system) and development framework with functionality for web publishing, intranets, e-commerce, extranets, and web portals.

In this book, Martin Bauer of, an eZ publish Silver partner, teaches you how to successfully manage and implement an eZ publish web content management project. He shows you how to produce quality results in a repeatable manner with the minimum of effort, and end up with eZ publish solutions that will delight your clients.

The book presents strategies, best practices, and techniques for all steps of your eZ publish project, starting from client requirements, through planning, information architecture and content modeling, design considerations, and right up to deployment, client training, maintenance, support, and upgrades.

  • Tips and expert advice for the whole eZ publish web CMS project lifecycle
  • Learn about the requirements and success factors of an eZ project
  • Implement eZ publish projects successfully, efficiently, and effectively


Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781847191724
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2007


Martin Bauer

Martin Bauer is the Managing Director of designIT, an Australian based content management specialist practice. Martin has ten years experience in web development and web based content management. He is the world's first certified Feature Driven Development Project Manager. Prior to his role as Managing Director, Martin held a variety of roles across a range of industries. This experience includes careers in law, advertising and IT. Martin's breadth of expertise has culminated in a focus upon the delivery of effective content management solutions.