Better Client Management Through Time Tracking

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A good agency is built on good client relationships. Managing clients and their projects is a skill that requires intuition and tact. But, it’s not an exact science. Even the best agencies can let personal opinion interfere with making difficult business decisions. Agencies that use web-based project management and time tracking software have a distinct […]

Managing Web Design Projects with Scrum

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Photo credit: VFS Digital Design Successful web design and development agencies share the same passions — we want to do good work and see our clients succeed. Because the web is a relatively new medium and is evolving every day, traditional software development methodologies often times get in the way. Designing and developing web sites […]

Speeding Up PHP Web Apps With Xdebug and Cachegrind

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As Web developers we our best to ensure applications will perform under a variety of customer conditions. But, we can never account for every scenario before launching our app out into the wild. There is a good chance the application will encounter slowness at some point. It could be a week after launch, or a year. When […]

From Excel Spreadsheets to Online Time Tracking Software

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There are many valid reasons why an agency might be using Excel Spreadsheets to track people’s time. The data is securely stowed away on the local network. The software isn’t going to disappear if the vendor goes out of business. And, spreadsheets are flexible enough to build any number of custom reports to analyze the […]

Time Tracking Tips for Creative Agencies

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Managing a creative agency should be both fun and challenging. Tracking time, however, is neither of those. It’s boring and tedious. Creative teams don’t to fill out time sheets. They want to focus on producing their best work, the type of work they can proudly display on the wall. In addition to creative pursuits, agencies also […]