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July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all had it; be it client, boss, co-worker or friend. They want it. And they want it NOW! In this day and age of high-speed communication – instant messages, email, voicemail, fax, pagers…. and the rest – we are all (supposedly) instantly accessible all of the time. Google, Yahoo! and the rest of the […] … Read More »

Project Management

July 2, 2007 by Katy Whitton

So, the website’s now live. You’ve been paid and the website’s number 1 in Google – every’s happy, right? You betcha! I’m in the money! Oh? That’s nice! But what about the future – for you and your client? Who cares about them? I’m going to get loads of work! Riiiight. We all think after […] … Read More »

Business

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been working on sending out tons of quotes over the past couple of days which has been a bit dull (although kind of nice to see the money I could be generating if they all go through!) so my mind’s been having a bit of a wander. We have a job clocking in/out system […] … Read More »

Project Management

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

So now we come to the last phase of the Web Project – Invoicing. Hoorah! I get my money now! Lets hope so! Of course, thanks to your watertight contract you have all of your costs and payment terms laid out, right? How you bill the client is up to you. Some people like 50% […] … Read More »

Project Management

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Wow, it’s been rather a long time since I posted my last entry in this series – Managing Web Projects #11 – The Change Request Form. I haven’t forgotten about this series honest, I’ve just been procrastinating over it! Yeah, enough with the excuses. Get on with it! Okay! Okay! Here we go… Why bother […] … Read More »

Project Management

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’re looking into using Mind mapping at work as a means of capturing customer requirements when we’re onsite and then using this mind map to draw up a Technical Requirements Specification. I was asked to write up a list of software as I’d had quite a bit of experience trailing different mind mapping products. Below […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 11, 2006 by Katy Whitton

So, you’ve tested the site and are approaching the sign-off phase but before you can jump the last hurdle the client turns around to you and says, “Well actually, I’d like it to do….” You check back through your Technical Requirements Specification and lo and behold, what’s been asked of you was never in the […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 10, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Testing is the most important part of the whole web production process. I don’t care what anybody else tells you – listen to me, not them! At a company I once worked for (who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons!), we released a rather large website update. In normal circumstances our procedures were excellent (well, […] … Read More »

Business

June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Why should you manage your manager? There have been several companies I’ve worked for in the past that, whilst having a good “social” relationship with my manager(s), I have felt un-wanted and un-rewarded by what I would class as bad management. When I say “bad”, I don’t mean evil in a Freddie Kruger way, it […] … Read More »

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