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Managing Web Projects #7 – Sourcing the team and Managing the Project

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Now that you have written the Technical Requirements Specification you know the scope of the project, the workload, rough time-scales and should now be able to work out what team members you need. How you decided to build your team will be dependant on the size and type of site, technologies used and the available […] … Read More »

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How to run effective meetings

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It seems that my two posts on “Writing Good Meeting Minutes” and “Writing Good Meeting Minutes Revisited” have been very popular (the first post is receiving the second highest amount of hits after the homepage). So, I thought I’d point you in the direction of two other meeting resources that will be of interest to […] … Read More »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #4 – The Quote

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Quoting for a job can be quite a tricky business and it’s all too easy to under or over estimate the true cost. Under-estimate and you’ll be out of pocket, over-estimate and you’ll be out of a job! So, how do we go about creating a reasonable quote that doesn’t break the client’s bank or […] … Read More »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #5 – The Contract

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Before I start this entry I’d just like to stick in the following disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, anything you read here is general advice only and I’d strongly recommend getting a good contract lawyer to draw up your contract(s) for you. Right, now that’s the legal bit out of the way we’ll get […] … Read More »

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How To Write Good Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently taken over a secretary of my Village Hall Committee and it’s actually quite surprising how much work is involved  for such a little organisation. One of my tasks is to write and distribute the minutes of our monthly meetings, a job that I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward too. I’d never […] … Read More »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #1 – The Brainstorm

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the first in a series of posts I will be writing about managing the full life-cycle of web projects. I am really interested in any feedback you may have so please feel free to comment or email me. For the first step in this series I mindmapped all of the parts of web […] … Read More »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #2 – The Workflow

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the second post in the “Managing Web Projects” series, following on from “Managing Web Projects #1 – The Brainstorm“. I have taken the initial mindmap and worked it into what I see is the optimal flow for a web project. It is currently set up to include database integration, but obviously this step […] … Read More »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #3 – The Pitch

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the third post in the “”Managing Web Projects”” series, you can find the second post “Managing Web Projects #2 – The Workflow” here. So, you’ve been invited to pitch your website idea to a client. This could be your big break and put you on the road to website “”superstardom””. But how do […] … Read More »

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Christopher's Meeting Guidelines

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite: Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair […] … Read More »

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What's your hourly rate

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting article over on About.com on how to calculate your hourly freelance rate. I think I want to buy too much stuff….   … Read More »

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