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Project Management

Managing Web Projects #9 – The Development Process
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the 9th installment of my “Managing Web Projects” series. Apologies for the delay in getting back on track with it but for some reason I’ve been suffering a severe bout of procrastination. Anyway, I digress, on with the show! As mentioned in my previous post “Managing Web Projects #8 – The Design Process”, […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

Free GTD Webinar with "The Dave"
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s a free Webinar from the “Man” himself on the 10th October at 10am PDT. In it, he talks about mindmapping (and more specifically MindManager) and “Getting Things Done” Registration is free – I’m thinking of signing up but I have a nasty feeling that 10am PDT is about 3am in the UK (Can anyone […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #8 – The Design Process
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Before you being to plan your design, you should first consider whether it will be: A full re-brand Web presence only Whilst this will be set out in the Technical Requirements Specification (TRS), it will directly impact how you go about the design. For example, if you are going for a full re-brand you’ll have […] … Read Article »

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Diigo Social Annotation Review
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I received an email the other week asking me to take part in and review a  new service which finally launched outright this week called “Diigo“. It’s nice to know that people read my blog, enjoy what I ramble on about and would like me to comment on it, but anyway, on with the review. […] … Read Article »

Project Management

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!
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
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
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
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!
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 »