May 26, 2014 — One of the most common debates in the website world is should I charge by the hour or by the project. What if I told you that you could work less and make more money rather than getting more efficient and making less. This presentation shows you what I did on every project I would scope as well the four reasons on why not to bill by the hour.
May 23, 2014 — A polished online presence is critical for professional services businesses. Learn why WordPress is an ideal tool to build your brand, establish credibility and win more clients. This presentation covers the must-have’s for your site as well as tips and tricks to make an impression on prospective clients, setting your business apart.
May 12, 2014 — Beautiful websites are great but if you’re in business, there are essential components your website must have to ensure success in business. Does your website have what it takes to grow your business?
March 24, 2014 — On vous pose régulièrement cette question ? Moi, c’est tous les jours ! Mais alors, quel est exactement le prix d’un site WordPress ? Comment le définir ? Comment le justifier ? Quelles bonnes pratiques mettre en place pour faire perdurer cet écosystème communautaire ?
Pas besoin de le répéter, WordPress fait le buzz ! CMS Open Source gratuit il permettrait de monter un site professionnel en moins de 5 minutes, sans connaissance de l’informatique (lol !).
Le fait que ce soit une solution gratuite, ou bien encore face à cette avalanche de prix « low cost » qui nous promet des sites pour moins de 500€, il est souvent difficile de justifier le coût parfois élevé que peut représenter la mise en place d’un site sous WordPress. Nous allons voir à travers quelques cas pratiques, comment estimer le véritable coût d’un projet. Nous verrons en suite comment le justifier auprès de nos clients. Nous aborderons enfin les aspects communautaires et les interactions avec l’écosystème WordPress.
Donc, rangez vos calculettes et ouvrez vos oreilles !
February 25, 2014 — WordPress is used by lots of businesses, and it certainly has a space in the enterprise world. In this talk I explore how WordPress is used by business, in particular those in Europe, and show how the services and culture around large scale WordPress have worked beautifully for the US market but have limited the potential of the platform in other marketplaces. I also find the platform’s weaknesses, and illustrate what we could do as a community to make our favourite CMS a better fit for those large, risky projects that seem to end up going to Drupal or, worse, high cost supposedly enterprise grade content management systems.
December 22, 2013 — An open discussion covering tools you’ll need, knowledge you’ll need, how you’ll get customers, what type of business you should have and how much you should charge.
December 12, 2013 — If you’re running a business based on open source software like WordPress, your business depends on the prosperity of that project. The demise of the project could easily be the demise of your project and the project’s growth could lead to your business growing immensely. The larger your business becomes and the bigger the impact of your company on the project, the more this is true. Economically this is a very unusual situation. Joost will explore what this means and how you should deal with it.
This is pure economics; it starts with the well known story of the Tragedy of the Commons but, applied to open source, leads to a completely new outcome. If your business is build on WordPress, you should be here to listen to Joost’s talk and discuss afterwards.
November 10, 2013 — This session discusses the process used to hire developers for an agency with questions asked and some right and wrong answers to these questions.