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Key factors in the longevity of the relationship with your client

Unexpected complications will always arise and having explicit goals, positive dynamics, budget, timing, team with balance of skills, access to the information, the right channels to communicate, useful and constant feedback in a collaborative space will grant the ingredients to succeed.

Taking the time to get the essential pieces in place from the start will guarantee the success of a Project; as well as the team´s satisfaction because they are creating something wonderful and meaningful together.

3 T´s are Key factors in the longevity of the relationship with our client.

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Solutions for complexity: Inter-agency collaboration in local government menslow Wed, 08/22/2018 - 01:49

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Are you a stakeholder? Do you work for an agency as a designer, engineer, or product manager? Are you a citizen wondering how your government’s website can serve you better?

"Just Enough" Project Management

Have you outgrown trying to manage all your projects using email or Trello, but tools like Jira and Project are complete overkill? 

As an experienced project manager, I subscribe to the belief from the Agile Software Development Manifesto to value "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools". You don't want to spend more time managing the process than actually doing the work. But at the same time, how do you keep your projects within scope, budget and timeline? 

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Decoupled Drupal: Implications, risks and changes from a business perspective

Decoupled Drupal is clearly here to stay, so what does this mean from a business point of view? As we consider all the implications of this change -- a new programming language, new licences, and the technical considerations of how we visualize and build websites -- it’s important to identify how and when adaptations need to be made to our businesses to support all these changes.

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Beyond Herding Cats: Lessons for Project Management in a Small Agency vclewis Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:05

I have found that most project management resources and education are geared towards large companies. Small agencies have their own specific challenges, and this is especially true for project managers.

As the lead PM for two small agencies (< 3 developers per team), I've learned a lot about how to scale down processes and streamline meetings for smaller teams. In this session, I'd like to share what I've learned.

Building Effective Drupal Teams within Larger Organizations iamEAP Tue, 08/21/2018 - 00:52

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A significant segment of the Drupal community is made up of web/digital agencies, freelance developers, and others focused on delivering value to clients.  A small-but-growing segment of Drupalistas find themselves on the other side: embedded within departments and organizations who would traditionally be clients of these groups.

Can Everyone Work Remotely? Yes, and Here’s How.

Are you building a team of remote workers? Or transitioning your agency to become “fully distributed?”

Find out how to not only do it, but how to supercharge productivity and everyone’s happiness in the process. Spanning development, account and project management roles, our panel of remote pros share the bag of tools and practices that help them get more done and keep clients wowed — all while petting their own cats on their own couches in their own towns. 

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Four Brain Hacks to Manage Clients and Win jmosmith Thu, 08/09/2018 - 23:35

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(ALL skill levels – *Not* a technical talk.)

That heart-attack-moment. Your client is freaking-out, right now; right in your face with a full-blown meltdown! At the end of it all they always ask that same question, "So what are you going to do about this!?..."