More than anything, I would love to be able to choose the person whom I work with on website redesigns for our colleges, schools, and departments. A lot of the time the contact ends up being someone who doesn’t not have ample time to work on the project and isn’t familiar with the marketing goals […]
My team is quite fond of teasing me about my “vacations.” It may be because I take them sporadically to random locations, or more likely because I never actually stop working when I’m on one. I blame this solely on my previous job, as I was never able to completely disconnect because I was the […]
When making a request for changes mid-project, a client who’s a non-designer/non-developer sees a very fine line (if any) between a “minor change” and serious scope creep. As project manager, I have collected a few tips and tricks to minimize scope creep with our clients: Provide a clear and concise write-up of what the site […]
This is true of most things in life, but even more so for website design. Most requests for changes come after the site has launched and all the stakeholders have had a chance to look the site over. One simple way to avoid this headache is to set up a development site for your client […]
It’s the Wednesday before your client is supposed to deliver all of their content to you , and they won’t return your calls or emails requesting a status update. You know that gnawing feeling in your gut isn’t just paranoia, and you are already revising timelines based on the assumption that you’ll be content-less come Friday. […]
Project managers facilitate the workflow, but they can also annoy the hell out of their developers and designers with sporadic requests and questions. Knowing when not to interrupt your developers and designers will keep you from being a pest.
I've learned something new about design, development, user experience and best practices from each of the guys, and I am lucky to be working with such a diverse and talented team. I may be the team's project manager, but I am also their blank slate.