Xojo Developer Conference: XDC2018 Recap

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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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Minimum Processes-Xojo Snippet [Video]

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

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Tips for Writing Process-Xojo Snippet [Video]

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

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Structure-Xojo Snippet [Video]

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

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Testing and Support-Xojo Snippet [Video]

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

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Schedule the Project-Xojo Snippet [Video]

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

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Project Set Up-Xojo Snippet [Video]

Once a project proposal is signed, most people jump straight into development.  However, taking the time to set up your project can help avoid gaps in communication with developers or the client. Laying out the roadmap helps to complete all the steps needed for a successful project. In this video from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I go over how you set up your project and where. Continue reading

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Starting with the Proposal-Xojo Snippet [Video]

Your proposal is one of the most important parts of your software development project. It defines price, terms, scope, timing, etc. A strong clear project proposal helps ensure you kick off your project with clear definition without any hint of chaos. In this video from Xojo Developer Conference 2018, I go over how you can best set up your project proposal. Continue reading

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Clear Communication: Encouraging Responsive Communication

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Communication is not a natural skill for most individuals. It isn’t something taught in school or in college. I’ve had my fair share of working with people who weren’t the best communicators and I’ll admit it’s quite the challenge. It’s even harder when you’re not in the same place and cannot go stake out at their desk (something I did quite frequently in my agency days). So how do you encourage responsive communication without always being available? Or how do you deal with a lack of response? Better yet, how can you keep the communication streamlined and succinct without things going off track? Continue reading

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FMPUG Presentation: Managing Your Projects to Success [Video]

In this video, I give a 101 Project Management Overview to the Austin FMPUG. This presentation was also shared with the Dallas and Minneapolis FMPUGs in February and March, respectively. I talk about how to manage your projects to success including milestone setting, changes and setting expectations. Continue reading

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