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Managing Web Projects #6 – The Technical Requirements Specification

Managing Web Projects #6 – The Technical Requirements Specification

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all been in this situation; you’ve pulled off three all-nighters in a row to get your project finished by the delivery date, you’ve worked all weekend and first thing Monday morning you stroll into the office ready to roll it out to live. Ring ring…. “Hello?”… The client’s on the ‘phone. “Hi, I’ve just […] … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Je ne regrette rien – Ha, I wish!

Je ne regrette rien – Ha, I wish!

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger is running a group writing project called “If I had to start my blog again“. I don’t usually take part in these things but this one peaked my interest. I’ve been thinking about my blog and my blogging habits in general quite a bit recently and this is what I think I’d do […] … Read Article »

Business

Featured - Meeting Minutes Revisited

Writing good meeting minutes revisited

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I'm not sure why people are writing a lot of minutes at the moment (or at least looking for information about it), perhaps it's to do with the fact that our roles are becoming more diverse and we're being asked to do tasks that weren't previously expected from us. In this post I take another look at how to write good minutes … Read Article »

Project Management

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

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 Article »

Business

How to run effective meetings

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 Article »

Computer & Software Tips

Label Folders Like a Mac… But on XP!

Label Folders Like a Mac… But on XP!

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I came across the rather brilliant little programme “iColorFolder” today [via Lifehacker]. I have started using my Mac at work a lot more and found that labelling files and folders was a brilliant way of remembering what I was working on or what needed uploading. Now you can do this (with folders at least) on […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #4 – The Quote

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 Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #5 – The Contract

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 Article »

Productivity News

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Happy SysAdmin Day!

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Happy SysAdmin day to y’all. Even if you don’t know what a SysAdmin is is – they’ve touched your lives, heck you wouldn’t be reading this website without one! Visit the official “System Administration Appreciation day” homepage … Read Article »

Business

How To Write Good Meeting Minutes

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 Article »