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July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Following my recent posting of a list of Mindmapping Resources, Giveaway of the Day is giving away “Concept Draw”. Usually retailing at $119 you can get it for the next 20 hours or so free! Download Concept Draw (version 4) free here. You’ve just got to love the internet 🙂 Note that there are some […] … Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Productivity

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I thought I’d better clarify something in response to Darren’s comment on my post about Projects/Action I stated that I tend not to write any “Next Actions” down and Darren rightly pointed out that “Next Actions are the basic philosophy behind ‘Getting Things Done‘”. For the uninitiated, anything that has more that one step (action) […] … Read More »

Productivity News

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Read any online forum such as WebmasterWorld and you’ll see no end of web developers complaining that their clients won’t pay up. Why? because they didn’t bother with a contract. As I’ve already mentioned here in Managing Web Projects #5, the contract is a very important (and yet often missed) part of the development process: […] … 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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