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    • Web Project Management Strategies for chaotic web projects
    • A Web Project…
      • Building a few web pages for a client in town
      • Developing a simple web application that collects client information
      • Extensive Content Management System
    • The Chaos
      • Developer working out of their basement from 12-7am
      • Designer that doesn’t answer email
      • Client that wants to change something every other day
      • Content that hasn’t been written
      • Server hosting that is unreliable at the moment due to twitter outage
    • A Project is… “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result” – PMBOK Guide (2004)
    • Triple Constraint
      • Scope
      • Time
      • Cost
    • Triple Constraint
      • What am I building?
      • How long will it take?
      • How much will it cost to develop? How much do I charge for it?
    • Dealing with the “what”
      • Project sponsor (client) asks for something that needs to be built
      • Meet with client and develop a clear scope along with timeline
      • Sketch out application
      • Call in resources you need
      • Develop application, get feedback, tweak, done.
    • What really happens
      • “I would like a web site that looks like (insert newsworthy site of the week)”
      • “Next month would be perfect”
      • “Oh and can we have video?”
      • “And a live chat?”
      • “We would also like our users to sign in and have customizable features.”
    • Learn a little from software engineering
      • Understand clearly what you are doing
      • Risk management
      • Client management
      • Version control
    • Define what you are doing.
    • Break the project into manageable blocks
    • What is the critical path?
    • Clarity
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    • Developers
    • Identify resources
      • Who do you sub-contract with?
      • What can they do?
        • Did you ask them?
        • Do you know or have you seen?
      • Is there a line of communication between you and your resources even when not working together?
    • Identify risks
      • What could cause this project to be delayed or fail?
      • What will you do about them?
      • How much will it cost (time/money)?
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    • Get the project sponsor involved
      • Use Basecamp or excel or a word document
      • Break down the project for the sponsor (and you)
      • Provide time estimates for each phase
      • Follow-up with daily/weekly updates on progress
      • Share information.
    • Learn how to use version control software.
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    • Use a process that works for you.
    • Other methods?
      • GTD
      • Waterfall
      • Agile/Extreme
    • About me
      • Jesse Rodgers
      • Member of the Special Projects Group at the University of Waterloo
      • Blog: http://whoyoucallingajesse.com
      • Email: [email_address]