How We Run Successful Web Projects

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December 05, 2016

How We Run Successful Web Projects

Listen to some horror stories and how Paper Leaf, a boutique design agency, learned from them in order to run successful web projects.

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Jeff Archibald

December 05, 2016
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  1. 4.

    HOW TO MANAGE WEB PROJECTS SO YOU DON’T FAIL TERRIBLY

    AND MAKE YOUR CLIENTS HATE YOU SO MUCH THEY CREATE ONE OF THOSE LITTLE DOLLS IN YOUR LIKENESS THAT THEY THEN BURN IN EFFIGY @jeff_archibald
  2. 5.

    THE PROBLEM e more complicated and larger web projects and

    project teams become, the more difficult and risky they become to manage.
  3. 6.

    MY GOAL Tell you how we manage projects, alongside some

    horror stories and what we learned from them, to provide some learnings and best practices to take away and use on your projects.
  4. 7.

    WHAT WE’LL COVER 1. Project Scoping (very quickly) 2. Internal

    Communication 3. Client Communication 4. Staying on Budget 5. Launch & Post-Launch
  5. 8.

    WHAT WE WON’T COVER 1. e details of our project

    process (it’s not that interesting or unique) 2. Tools
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  8. 27.

    5 SIMPLE COMMUNICATION RULES 1. Who is responsible? 2. When

    is it required? 3. How should it be delivered? 4. Why do you need it? 5. What happens next?
  9. 29.

    “Our designers need all site copy from [copywriter name] by

    Thursday, June 2 to keep the project on schedule. Please use the attached template, fill it out, and send it back to us by that date. It doesn’t need to be perfect – dra one is fine – as you’ll be able to edit the content on the live site whenever you want, thanks to the CMS.”
  10. 30.

    WEEKLY EMAIL 1. What we got done last week 2.

    What we’re doing this week 3. Potential Concerns
  11. 37.

    MANAGING CLIENT & SCOPE CREEP 1. Swap features 2. Add

    it to a list of post-launch feature requests 3. Quote it, get it approved, add it to project budget & schedule