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WordCamp Lausanne 2018 - Pricing WordPress projects with confidence - Marius Vetrici

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You will find here a very thorough, methodical and scientifically backed up process for estimating WordPress projects.

The 7 steps of the process are:
1 - Qualify the Client and Project
2 - Pre-scoping phase
3 - [optional] Ballpark estimate – for large projects
4 - [optional] Paid scoping phase -> delivers a Requirements Document
5 - [optional] Discovery phase -> delivers a Micro Prototype
6 - Estimate the project
7 - Communicate the estimate to the client

The top 3 conclusions are:
1 - Good estimates = Clarity and Reliability
2 - Be mindful/present when estimating
WordPress Projects
3 - Break down the project to 6h max tasks

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  1. 1. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Pricing WordPress projects with confidence @mariusvetrici marius@wpriders.com Marius Vetrici Ph.D. Founder @ WPRiders Agency
  2. 2. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Industry statistics: Only 36% projects = successful 😢[1] Standish Group 2014, [2] Wellingtone 2017
  3. 3. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Our team estimate error in 2018 = +24,5% Industry best practice +100% or +200%
  4. 4. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development 4 reasons to estimate ➡ Price ➡ Clarity ➡ Resource plan ➡ Milestones
  5. 5. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development About estimates - It's easy to estimate what you know - 😃 - It's hard to estimate what you know you don't know. (known unknowns) - 😒 - It's very hard to estimate things that you don't know you don't know. (unknown unknowns) - 🙀 -- Jørgensen, M. Grimstad, S. [3]
  6. 6. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development The process overview 1. Qualify the Client and Project 2. Pre-scoping phase 3. [optional] Ballpark estimate – for large projects 4. [optional] Paid scoping phase -> delivers a Requirements Document 5. [optional] Discovery phase -> delivers a Micro Prototype 6. Estimate the project 7. Communicate the estimate to the client
  7. 7. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Qualify the Client and Project • Client knows what he wants OR is willing to be consulted • Client is interested in quality of the process and communication • Project size and type is right for us • Client is in tune with our values
  8. 8. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Pre-scoping phase • Understand client initial requirements • Ask questions to clarify details • Understand business context • Understand business goals
  9. 9. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Ballpark estimate – for large projects [optional] Is your budget above or below $X? This could cost between $A and $B or even more.
  10. 10. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Paid scoping phase [optional] • Secure a paid consultancy project • Interview the client & clarify all the details • Write them down • Deliver “Requirements Document” aka “Scope of Work”
  11. 11. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Discovery phase [optional] • Goal: eliminates technical risks, provides visibility and allows us to estimate • Deliverable: A Micro Prototype • Size: 5-20 hours of work • Focus: very narrow, on 1 technical risk only
  12. 12. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Micro prototype case study Project background: create a Learning Management platform where Instructors post their courses and Students book classes. Project uses WooCommerce Bookings. Micro prototype scope: create a LearnCube virtual class using their API and get a link to the virtual class iframe. Previous failed Micro prototype: use WizIQ instead of LearnCube.
  13. 13. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Estimate template
  14. 14. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Estimate the project - steps 1-3 1. Break down project to tasks of max 6h - If task duration > 6h, break down further - If not possible, run a Discovery Phase first 2. Provide a 3 point estimate for every task: - Expected estimate – I’ve previously worked on something similar - Best estimate – Things turn out simpler than they seemed - Worst case estimate – I will need to code everything from scratch - Calculate 3 point estimate = (4 x Expected + Best + Worst) / 6 3. Calculate Dev-Total = SUM(3point-estimates)
  15. 15. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Estimate the project - steps 4-8 4. Add up your coefficient for PM and testing (eg: 20%) 5. Add up your team’s mean estimate error (eg: 29%) 6. Confirm the estimates with a Senior Developer 7. Multiply by hourly rate 8. Communicate the offer to the client
  16. 16. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Things to consider when estimating • Be mindful/present • Make the estimate with the assigned Developer • Make the estimates auditable • Write your Assumptions in the Notes column • Plan for estimates - Quality estimates take time, • Track your historical estimated vs actual times
  17. 17. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Estimate case study #1 Work Safety Management and Reporting platform - WSMR
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  19. 19. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development WSMR platform estimate The drop downs need to have search including on mobile
  20. 20. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Challenge - Drop downs with search on mobile Solution: Micro Prototype to replace Chosen with Select2 in Gravity Forms
  21. 21. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Estimate case study #2 Custom Theme for wprssaggregator.com
  22. 22. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development EDD Product Page Discounts
  23. 23. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Pitfall – Drop down with custom HTML and dynamic discounts
  24. 24. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Bad estimate vs mindful estimate
  25. 25. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Conclusion 1 Good estimates = Clarity and Reliability
  26. 26. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Conclusion 2 Be mindful when estimating WordPress Projects
  27. 27. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Conclusion 3 Break down project to 6h max tasks
  28. 28. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Thank you @mariusvetrici marius@wpriders.com Marius Vetrici Founder @ WPRiders Agency
  29. 29. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Any questions? :) @mariusvetrici marius@wpriders.com Marius Vetrici Ph.D. Founder @ WPRiders Agency
  30. 30. wpriders.com - reliable WordPress development Resources [1] Standish Group, Chaos Report 2014, https://www.standishgroup.com/sample_research_files/CHAOSReport2014.pdf [2] Wellingtone 2017, The State of Project Management Survey, http://www.wellingtone.co.uk/wp- content/uploads/2017/03/The-State-of-Project-Management-Survey-2017-1.pdf [3] Jørgensen, M. Grimstad, S. "How to Avoid Impact from Irrelevant and Misleading Information When Estimating Software Development Effort". [4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_of_Uncertainty [5] Fazar, W., Program Evaluation and Review Technique, The American Statistician, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1959, p.10, ISSN: 0003-1305. [6] https://chrislema.com/estimating-without-requirements/ [7] https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2007/10/26/evidence-based-scheduling/ [8] Kwak Y.H., Ingall L. - Exploring Monte Carlo Simulation Applications for Project Management, Risk Management, Vol. 9, Nr. 1, 2007, pag. 44-57, ISSN: 1460-3799.

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