Working with a client who has many changing priorities can make you feel like you are playing Whac-A-Mole. Changing priorities can be a huge challenge in managing a successful project. But, often clients don’t even realize they are doing it. So, how do you manage a project when priorities are changing without putting it and your relationship with the client in jeopardy?
At PauseOnError (May 7-8, 2018 in New Orleans), I lead a discussion called, “Stand Tall While Talking Money”. Pause is a different kind of conference – an unconference if you will. (Read more about the conference.) You aren’t a “speaker” and you don’t “present”. You lead a discussion with the attendees and this topic inspired some great participation.
Lisette Wilson (Informing Designs), Martha Zink (Soliant Consulting) and I set out, in January 2018, as representatives of Women of FileMaker, to host PauseOnError, a project by Ernest Koe (Proof Group) and John Sindelar (Seedcode). They offered WoF the opportunity to host this tech conference, giving us a platform to “say the thing”.
In this snippet from the Adatasol Podcast, I give an overview of the amazing experience planning PauseOnError 2018 with the Women of FileMaker. We also talk about the experience of being a woman in the tech industry and how we can get more women involved. For my recap of the conference check out this blog post. Continue reading
First of all, I once again had the privilege to speak to the Xojo community at the Xojo Developer Conference last week. (XDC2019 was announced to be May 1-3, 2019, in Miami. Registration is already open!) During this year’s conference (XDC2018), I led two sessions and you can download the slides here:
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What minimum processes should each company have? How do you know that you need these processes for your business? In this video from the Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I provide what processes each small business should have. Continue reading
Process isn’t something that comes naturally to many business owners. Therefore, taking the time to actually write the process down becomes even harder. But writing your process for employees to see helps make those processes and their successes repeatable. In this video snippet from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, Susan provides us the best methods for recording processes. Continue reading
Most people think creating structure is going to require a lot of rules and bureaucracy. But the truth of the matter is that structure allows for repeated success in our businesses. Repeated successes often lead to business growth and more profit. In this video from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I cover off on why structure is a necessity. Continue reading
Once development is complete on your project what do you do? How can you make sure you can still be of use to the client without selling your time short? Testing and Support can sometimes be one of the trickiest parts of a project. In this video from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I discuss how to set up the Testing and Support phase of a project. Continue reading
Scheduling your project at the very beginning helps to create clear expectations for your client. But how can you do that? More importantly, how can you make sure it is a schedule that is reasonable? In this video from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I explain the best methods for scheduling your project fully. Continue reading