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.
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.
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.
Want to avoid getting left holding the bill after a project? Here’s the fastest, easiest way not to end up between your production team and a client in a bad situation.
Want to know the cheapest, fastest way to build a Minimum Viable Product for a Software as a Service (SaaS) system? SaaS Made Simple A lot of people come to us wanting to build an MVP. So often what I tell them is what you need to do is to use already pre-existing software. Use […]
Are Inaccurate Estimates Killing Your Business? This is something that happened yesterday and today that I want to share with you. We were working on creating estimates for a fair sized project, perhaps a 3 or 4 month engagement. While we were getting estimates, we had different developers giving us times for the same aspects […]
A Proposal And An SOW Are Not The Same Thing! So many design, marketing, and even web development agencies do not have a clear understanding of a project scope of work vs. a project proposal. Many companies include only one of these in their pitch or never get enough information together to complete both. Others […]
Writing a Scope of Work (SOW) for a website This document discusses the general items you need in a SOW for a website, but because projects can vary so much, you may need to include more items in your SOW. Today, we’re going to look at how to use BrainLeaf to produce a Scope of […]
Transcript: Hello everyone. Today we’re talking about how to integrate BrainLeaf into your design and development process. Normally we see these set of steps from most agencies. First, people meet with a client, they detail those business goals usually in a sales process. Then, they bring in a project manager and/or sometimes the entire team. […]