This is the second in a 2-part series. The first is Finishing a Project: Testing & Support (pt. 1) and it focused on the Testing aspect. Part 2 will focus on support agreements.
Finishing a project can be frustrating when it feels like it will never end. Having a testing and support plan in place will reduce the struggle of closing out a client’s project. Whatever your quality assurance needs, it comes down to how well you plan for and execute the testing and support aspects of the project. Continue reading
No matter your business, finishing a project can be a challenge. Without proper testing and support plans in place, you can struggle with closing out a client’s project. Whatever your quality assurance needs, it comes down to how well you plan for and execute the testing and support aspects of the project. Part 1 of this post covers the testing aspect. Part 2 is about Support Agreements.
A quality kickoff meeting begins with a killer proposal with a clear scope and a solid agenda. The purpose of a kickoff meeting is to get everyone on the same page, working toward a successfully completed project. If you are in a service industry and are executing projects, these tips help with how to lead a well-planned kickoff meeting.
The keys to subcontractor relationship management are setting clear expectations and maintaining great communications. So, as a contractor, what should you expect from your subcontractor? And, as a subcontractor, what should you expect from your contractor? Continue reading
The FileMaker® Developer Conference (FileMaker DevCon) for 2018 is in the books. Here are the highlights from my attendee and speaker perspective. Continue reading
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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