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?
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.
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.
If your meeting takes too long, then the efficiency of each team could drop, raising the costs associated with holding the meeting. You also don’t want to unduly bore your employees. You wouldn’t be the cool boss if you did that.
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!