July 4, 2014 — 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.
May 3, 2014 — There are lots of benefits and challenges associated with managing projects when your clients and your developers are separated from you by several time zones. Topics include how take advantage of unique experiences and opportunities that arise from working outside of your geographical area, how to overcome language and cultural barriers, and tools you can use to keep your project on track and successful.
March 29, 2014 — Designing and coding can be hard, but doing it on time and under budget is always harder. Learn the skills you need to make your client work entertaining and profitable. Everybody wins!
March 18, 2014 — This session is for anyone who charges for their services. This session discusses how to properly create a budget for a WordPress project and sell it to your client. The discussion includes what factors should be considered when bidding and how to ensure that you make a profit. It also discusses project based pricing vs. hourly pricing and when it is appropriate to use either method. Other topics include scope increases, project maintenance and most importantly, what to do when you don’t win a bid.
January 7, 2014 — Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, or one single line of code, you need to make sure that everyone (you, your client, your clients client, etc) are on the same page and make sure you are managing expectations on what the desired project outcome is.
This presentation covers hard lessons I’ve learned in a decade of client work – I hope to pass those headaches on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.
August 10, 2012
January 25, 2012