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(( Lucas lima )) Managing WordPress Projects - STL Meetup August 2015

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Presentation at the St. Louis WordPress Meetup on Managing WordPress Projects - August 2015

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(( Lucas lima )) Managing WordPress Projects - STL Meetup August 2015

  1. 1. Managing WordPress Projects STL Meetup - 2015
  2. 2. Lucas Lima Project Manager - 3 years WordPress - 5 years brasa.art.br @LuwkasLim a lucas@brasa.art.b r
  3. 3. KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
  4. 4. WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  5. 5. PROJECT PROFILE PROFILE Deliverables Standards Tecniques Project Plan Estimations
  6. 6. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  7. 7. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  8. 8. WORDPRESS PROJECTS ● Documentation everywhere Advantages... ● Rapid development ● Standards already defined ● Huge community
  9. 9. WORDPRESS PROJECTS ●Client expectations Disadvantages...
  10. 10. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  11. 11. INITIATION What to expect? 1. Be honest from the Get-Go 2. Don’t make Promises 3. Learn when to say NO! 4. Make sure you set client’s expectations
  12. 12. INITIATION First list of milestones FIRST LIST OF MILESTONES
  13. 13. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  14. 14. PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRIANGLE QUALITY SCOPE TIME COST
  15. 15. PLANNING When it will be ready? ● Cascade down Milestones into Deliverables ● Obtain the Total Hours of the Project ● Build the Project Chronogram ● Set Client Expectations
  16. 16. LET’S CREATE OUR PLAN!
  17. 17. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  18. 18. EXECUTION Discipline is wisdow! ● Update and Analyze the Project Plan ● Look at for next steps ● Change in Scope? Evaluate impact! ● Watch out for huge delays!
  19. 19. COMMUNICATION Set expectations to be successful ● Over-communicate! ● Define a standard way to communicate ● Communicate good and bad news! ● Always summarize next steps
  20. 20. WHAT’S NEXT? Initiation Planning Execution & Communication Closure WordPress Projects
  21. 21. CLOSURE It’s the end... ● Define the very last deliverable/activity ● Sign Off / Approval from the Client ● Ask for feedback!
  22. 22. WORDPRESS PROJECTS - KEY NOTES 1. Take advantage of the “Rapid Development” 2. Build, use and refine your Project Profiles 3. Over-communicate and set expectations 4. Interact with the Community 5. Have Fun! :)
  23. 23. NOSSO NEGÓCIO É UNIR What is the level now?
  24. 24. @LuwkasLima Thank You! lucas@brasa.art.br

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