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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 »

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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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How to cope with a backstabber

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post by Bob Lewis over at Advice Line about how to cope with Office Backstabbers. I don’t know of a more challenging situation than being on the wrong end of an adept corporate backstabber. I checked my favorite reference for this kind of thing, It Takes More than a Carrot and a […] … Read More »

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Are meetings worth it?

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There is an interesting post over at Working Smarter regarding meetings and whether they’re of any business benefit or not. I already know my answer! …a recent survey found that an average employee spends 5.6 hours in meetings each week.  Throw in prep time and wrapup time and that number probably extends to almost 8 hours a […] … Read More »

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Go with the flow or stand out from the crowd

June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I received the following from a friend of mine last night and it got me thinking. (Darn it! Doing the “thinking” thing again). Take a look at the picture. You can be anyone but if you blend in with your environment and face the same way you’ll be safe. Alternatively you can stand out from […] … Read More »

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