Tag Archives: project management

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 […]

Three Ways to Break Down a Project into Manageable Tasks

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You’ve shaken hands with the client, filed away the signed contract, and deposited your first payment. Now what? Before your team can dive into a project, the project manager must break down the scope of work into smaller, manageable tasks. This first step can seem daunting at first. Especially on larger projects. But once you […]

When Projects Go Over Budget: The Usual Suspects

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Projects can and will go over budget. In my many years of running a web design and development agency I learned that no project is bulletproof, that even our best laid plans can go astray. And when the project did go over budget, it was typically the result of poor planning and a lack of […]