Developer: You are the Project Manager

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Developer: You are the Project Manager

  1. 1. Developer: You are the Project Manager (Whether you like it or not) Presented by: Rachel Baker @rachelbaker#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  2. 2. “The Most Important Non-Technical Lessons I Learned Running a WordPress DevelopmentBusiness for the Past Year and 30 Days” Presented by: Rachel Baker @rachelbaker#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  3. 3. Rachelʼs Lesson #1 Remember, not everyone knows what a developer really does.#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  4. 4. Aspects of a Web Project#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  5. 5. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  6. 6. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  7. 7. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  8. 8. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  9. 9. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture • SEO#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  10. 10. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture • SEO • Design#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  11. 11. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture • SEO • Design • Usability#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  12. 12. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture • SEO • Design • Usability • Accessibility#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  13. 13. Aspects of a Web Project • Strategy • Goals • Content • Architecture • SEO • Design • Usability • Accessibility • 7/30 - 7/31/11Yada#WCChicago Yada Yada
  14. 14. Rachelʼs Lesson #2 Once a website project reaches the developer - it isthe developerʼs responsibilityto take ownership for the rest of the project.#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  15. 15. “With great power comes great responsibility” - Ben Parker, Wise Uncle (actually originally written by Voltaire; the French writer, historian and philosopher) Image credit:#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11 Wikipedia
  16. 16. Rachelʼs Lesson #3We are not just Developers. We are project managers,consultants, counselors and therapists for our clients.#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  17. 17. Rachelʼs Lesson #4We know more than we think we do. Speak up when youthink something can be done to better a website project.#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  18. 18. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” - Yoda, Jedi Master Image credit:#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11 the Helpforge Project
  19. 19. Rachelʼs Lesson #5 Use a project management system - and really use it.Assign anyone and everyone tasks and milestones and MANAGE THE PROJECT.#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11
  20. 20. “Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try” - Yoda, Jedi Master Image credit:#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11 the Helpforge Project
  21. 21. “Move along. Nothing to see here.” - Clancy Wiggum, Chief of Police Questions?? Image credit:#WCChicago 7/30 - 7/31/11 Simpons Wiki

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