This is how people are taught to approach work when there is no clear priority – clear away the easy things, the low-hanging fruit, and then the rest of it looks easier. Less daunting.
A good friend of mine recently told me I needed to work on cultivating my laziness. That is true for any business owner. We tend to be hands-on, hard-working people, and that isn’t always the best path forward – for the company or for ourselves.
All work, at any level in the organization, should be double-checked by somebody. That does not mean that the owner of the business should be looking over the collective shoulders of every employee in every department. That’s neither desirable nor feasible.
We want to make sure that we have plenty of time for conversations and time planned for internal company exchanges at clients’ businesses. We need to be able to send data out and get data back from the client and account for this time in our projections. Without time budgeted for this, you won’t be able to manage the project well, and things will start to fall apart!
The other very important aspect of billing a flat fee project is that you must hold your client to their scope of work! When someone is buying something from you for a set price, the things you are agreeing to do for them must also be set.
A complexity represents a nonlinear growth in overall development & QA time, which can crush your project!
Scope creep is an uncontrolled growth in the scope of a project. This happens because of an unclear initial scope of work which is then added to with a lack of checks and balances in project management processes.
So you may have seen in our last post that recently we moved from Toggl over to Harvest in the last few weeks. Years ago, we used to be on Harvest as well, but moved off for various reasons. Over the years, we’ve gone back and forth on a lot of this. We’ve used a […]
People sometimes hate tracking their time, but you HAVE TO DO IT!
When you’re running an agency, or really any business for that matter, it’s almost always mid to high-level stress. Which is why you NEED to think about your strategies and execution before acting. The business is busy, and it consumes your time. You’re always working on deadlines. You always have clients that are waiting on […]