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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Techniques and technology

Product management approach

The Portland Oregon Website Replacement project (POWR) embraces an agile product development technique called scrum.

Scrum holds ceremonial meetings at the beginning and end of each sprint, whereby we invite any interested stakeholders to participate in the review and demonstration of deliverables specific to the given sprint.

Normally, we will plan for 2-week development cycles for iterations (sprints) excepting holidays or unforeseen interruptions to our schedule.


The following tools and technologies will be used on this project:

  • Drupal 8 - a scalable, flexible, open platform for web content management and digital experiences (
  • Github -  a web-based version control source code repository (See our public repos on Github)
  • Jira - a web-based tool used for bug/issue tracking and managing the agile development process (
  • Slack - a web-based tool used to enhance project-level team communication and collaboration (
  • Drupal hosting - TBD