When it comes to creative endeavors, buyers often look at the transaction as though they’re just buying the painting or the design or the article, the website, or the application. That isn’t explicitly true – what they’re really paying for is your time and your expertise.
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.
Positive option: When you always get approval on every single thing, every single time that request is made, and you have an initial scope of work document, you’ll almost never run into major scope creep issues.
Negative option: If it wasn’t in your contract, now the client’s upset, because they feel like they’re not getting what they’re paying for, and you’re upset because you feel like you’re working too hard for the amount of money that you’re making.
A Scope of Work or SOW for a website, web-app, mobile-app, application, or software-as-a-service (SaaS) has a few specific aspects which we’re coving in today’s article. These are the: Contract Creative brief Information architecture (IA) Project flows or wireframes Project plan The Contract The contract questions such as: Who’s paying for what? What are the […]
I had the opportunity today to meet with an old friend of mine, also an avid BrainLeaf user about his sales process. He wanted to know about my sales process, because he was getting tons of leads coming in, but he was having a hard time closing them. The Needs, The Problem, & The Value […]
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 […]
After years of working this routine, I realized that it had taken hold of my left and I was afraid of letting go of it. My routine had captured me, and when I realized it, I started working on my escape plan.
As you’ve probably realized, right now I don’t have an office. My companies are fully remote. It didn’t start like that though. Here’s the story… Going fully remote is something that happened slowly over the course of years. Each time, it took me a while to realize when I did and didn’t need an office. […]