Make managing web projects a piece of cake Make managing web projects a piece of cake Natalie Williams  | ISITE Design | @...
Before you step into the kitchen Before you step into the kitchen
Plan your menu <ul><li>Size of event  </li></ul><ul><li>Dream big </li></ul><ul><li>Pare back based on constraints  </li><...
Avoid getting egg on your face
Determine your stakeholders <ul><li>Who’s the client? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  vs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who’s actually cal...
Risk mitigation <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to push back or say no </li></ul><ul><li>Throw flags </li></ul>
Get psyched Get psyched
Invest to own <ul><li>Resolve to make the experience positive </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate your team </li></ul><ul><li>Have ...
Just a smaller piece of cake
Ready. Set. Bake.
A foundational support
Development <ul><li>Batter options </li></ul><ul><li>Fight the urge to overfill </li></ul><ul><li>Time in the oven </li></ul>
A quick and helpful tip
Cleanliness! Control!
Front end design
Frosting <ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Technique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inside out </li></u...
It’s all about the packaging
Proof?
Presentation <ul><li>Does it deliver what you expected? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it make sense? </li></ul>
Plan on getting your hands dirty
Give the people what they want
Turn to professionals when needed
 
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Natalie Williams of ISITE Design spoke at our 6th Annual Love @ First Website in October, drawing comparisons in project management to baking cupcakes.

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  1. 1. Make managing web projects a piece of cake Make managing web projects a piece of cake Natalie Williams | ISITE Design | @NatAttack
  2. 2. Before you step into the kitchen Before you step into the kitchen
  3. 3. Plan your menu <ul><li>Size of event </li></ul><ul><li>Dream big </li></ul><ul><li>Pare back based on constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Feature matrix shopping list </li></ul>
  4. 4. Avoid getting egg on your face
  5. 5. Determine your stakeholders <ul><li>Who’s the client? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> vs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who’s actually calling the shots? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Risk mitigation <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to push back or say no </li></ul><ul><li>Throw flags </li></ul>
  7. 7. Get psyched Get psyched
  8. 8. Invest to own <ul><li>Resolve to make the experience positive </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate your team </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun along the way </li></ul>
  9. 9. Just a smaller piece of cake
  10. 10. Ready. Set. Bake.
  11. 11. A foundational support
  12. 12. Development <ul><li>Batter options </li></ul><ul><li>Fight the urge to overfill </li></ul><ul><li>Time in the oven </li></ul>
  13. 13. A quick and helpful tip
  14. 14. Cleanliness! Control!
  15. 15. Front end design
  16. 16. Frosting <ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Technique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inside out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside in </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. It’s all about the packaging
  18. 18. Proof?
  19. 19. Presentation <ul><li>Does it deliver what you expected? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it make sense? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Plan on getting your hands dirty
  21. 21. Give the people what they want
  22. 22. Turn to professionals when needed
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