January 3, 2017 — You know how the saying goes, “When you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.”
As business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers we often come across projects that may seem complex maybe even overwhelming. In this talk, you will discover how to create structure around your WordPress projects to protect you from the dangers of unmanaged scope creep. There are strategies and steadfast approaches that can help turn even a failing project into a viable one if you are up for the challenge.
This session will cover:
How to structure your process for client communications
Tips to make room for innovation
How to keep the lights on by avoiding scope creep
How to turn scope creep into a positive revenue boost
October 28, 2016 — You’ve heard the buzz words… Perhaps you’ve considered incorporating agile concepts into your WordPress shop’s processes. But is it the best methodology for small teams? Does it even work for freelancers? For managing multiple projects? For support? The best project management methodology is the one that works. And that’s going to be different for every team. In this talk we’ll look at the principles & tools of agile development — including sprint, scrum, and burn-down. We’ll share examples of how small businesses and freelancers can adopt specific agile processes to increase productivity and create better results for clients.
October 8, 2016 — There’s an old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. You can build almost anything with WordPress, but should you? If you build a single landing page or a 5-page brochure site in WordPress, you may be burdening your client with the cost and effort of constant maintenance of a site they might update once in a year. But if you don’t use a CMS when you need one, managing that site is going to be a nightmare for the client. Here’s how to explain to clients what a content management system is, how to tell whether they need one, where to go if they don’t, and why WordPress is worth the higher cost of hosting, the ongoing maintenance, and the time it takes to learn how to use it in the first place.
October 8, 2016 — Dissection of website development from the ground up for a millennial news website project for Ovation TV. Session will show off wireframes, UI mockups, Custom Post Types, plugins and dare I say it? Code.
July 4, 2016 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.
July 3, 2016 — Getting burnt by a project can leave you and your team feeling unmotivated and your agency unprofitable. Using our proven Discovery & Definition approach to project planning you’ll learn how to plan and budget a WordPress project successfully from the beginning whilst keeping both you clients and team happy.
June 19, 2016 — As any project manager will tell you – successful websites don’t create themselves.
In this session you’ll get an overview of how we run a web design project. We’ll also cover tough topics like how to manage scope creep and the art of communicating with clients.
June 9, 2016 — As any project manager will tell you – successful websites don’t create themselves. In this session you’ll get an overview of how we run a web design project. We’ll also cover tough topics like how to manage scope creep and the art of communicating with clients.
May 12, 2016 — Přednášku budu cílit na obecnou komunikaci s klienty, která je často denním chlebem menších i středně velkých developerů. Ve větších korporacích tuto část přebírají obvykle projektový manažeři. Ve své přednášce ukážu základní řízení projektů, na co musíte při komunikaci myslet, co Vás může posunout k získání lepších klientů (zakázek) ale také to, co Vás ve většině případů na jistotu zařadí do kategorie “odpad”. Vždy jsem byl zastánce, že dobré vztahy s klientem jsou lepší, než tisíc dobře napsaných smluv. Je potřeba si ale uvědomit, že vše má své hranice a my i klient bychom se jimi měli řídit. Na závěr ukážu některé nástroje pro řízení, které používám například já v rámci našeho teamu.
April 10, 2016 — WordPress has emerged as the premiere CMS for enterprise level builds. The management of those accounts, projects, and teams has then emerged as a fast growing career field in our economy. While the barrier to entry may seem low (how hard can project management of a website actually be?) don’t let that fool you. Project management doesn’t necessarily require the ability to push change to a code base, it does require a decent level of technical proficiency, comprehension skills, documentation skills, and hard-won people skills all woven together in what one must present as confidence team leadership.
Enterprise Level Project Management Isn’t For Wimps will examine best practices for managing large WordPress projects, communication strategies for teams, and the anticipated future direction of WordPress project managers. If your company is growing and you need to hire a Project Manager, know what to look for in candidates. If you are looking to move into Project Management in WordPress, come hear from someone who has been doing this for a few years and has worked with some of the largest WordPress installations on the web today. If you are a designer or developer, come learn how to help your Project Manager help you hit the milestones and launch date.