How to break down a project into milestones and tasks

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Managing a project can be an overwhelming experience, especially a larger project with several moving parts. Deadlines, deliverables, and budgets all need to be harmonized if the project is to be a success. Whether you are using Scrum, or more traditional waterfall project management methods, breaking down a project into manageable milestones and tasks is […]

Tracking time when you don’t charge by the hour

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Many agencies prefer to bill their clients a flat fee based on the value of the work being created. Whether it’s designing and developing a web site or creating an ad campaign, the scope and price are discussed and contractually agreed upon before the work begins. And while time tracking isn’t required if you don’t […]

Why use professional services automation software?

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What is professional services automation software? Put simply, professional services automation (PSA) software is just another name for project management software that’s designed specifically for the needs of agencies that provide a professional service. PSA software features the tools an agency needs to stay on top of all the details and get paid for their […]

Tracking time and invoicing clients with less hassle

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Let’s be honest. Tracking time and invoicing clients are the two of the most loathed job responsibilities in the professional world. On the flip side, these practices are required at any agency that wants to effectively manage and get paid for their time. Whether billing hourly or billing a fixed fee, using the right time […]

How web design project management software saved our agency

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In the not too distant past, we earned most of our revenue doing professional web design and development. Over the course of 10 years we built over 300 web sites for over 100 companies. And while we eventually went on to develop Intervals — our project management software for web design agencies and other small […]

The benefits of using agency time management software

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Time is our most precious resource. Agencies understand this more than most, because the professional services they provide are backed by the people doing the work, and people can only work so many hours in a day. The agency that manages time effectively will improve their chances of being successful. Fortunately, there are plenty of […]

Track time spent on tasks for better estimating and reporting

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Time tracking is a discipline that can be difficult to incorporate into your day to day workflow. With practice, however, it becomes second nature and the efforts spent tracking time pays for itself in the form of more accurate billing. That’s just one benefit. There are others. Assuming you are breaking down your projects into […]

Better billing through task management and time tracking

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Billing clients has to be the least enjoyable responsibility of any agency. When done right, however, billing can help maintain consistent cash flow, and free up creatives to focus more on their work. In our experience as a web design and development agency, we discovered the two biggest time sinks with billing were the time […]