“A well-planned project is a smooth project.” – Jason Long
I remember the last straw for me before we started building BrainLeaf. A developer had given us an estimate of 50 hours to complete a feature set, but 400 hours later it still wasn’t done. Frustrated and upset is a huge understatement of what I was feeling. I had to deal with big losses, multiple missed deadlines, a frustrated and demoralized team, and a very upset client. Sound familiar?
How do you know you want to work on a new project? Here is what I look at when I am considering a new project and a new client, specifically a SaaS project.
James Rose from Agency Highway and I discuss the costs and benefits of scoping your projects, understanding client needs, and managing client expectations. We also touched on leadership philosophy and covered some stories about successes and failures in my agency, JH Media Group.
“These are the companies and people you’re competing against every day!” The natural concern, of course, is that your rivals get a leg up on you and use it to push you into the dirt. But this client just sort of shrugged and said it’s all fine. Here’s why…
People forget things. It’s just a fact of life. Companies aren’t immune to this, either. At their core, all companies, including digital agencies, are still people-centric operations. A high-tech focus doesn’t make them infallible.
This is a deep dive into writing up a WordPress website scope of work. It is applicable to other kinds of content management systems but focused on WordPress. Each area will break down the amount of time it takes to do these items, show why they are necessary as well as what items can be removed. If you are an agency building a website for a client or a business that needs a new website and wants to understand what goes into building the system, this article takes you through it all.
Every successful project needs a scope of work and every construction project needs a set of blueprints. This is a template Information Architecture (IA) document for a standard Wordpress Business Website.
Today’s post comes as a special request from our Brainleaf Engaged Facebook Group. The question posed deals with managing the influence that external forces have on your workday and how to manage these interruptions.
There are a few specific things to look out for when you’re hiring for an agency job. Whether it is a Project Manager, Strategist, Consultant, Developer, Designer, or Assistant, these same guidelines all apply.