Project Proposal Structure Leads to Project Success

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A good project proposal is necessary to the success of your project. It defines the scope. It provides the budget. Lastly, it sets the timeline. In other words, your project proposal sets the tone and expectations for your project.

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Project Management Template for FileMaker Developers

For a couple of years now, you’ve heard me talk about setting yourself up to repeat successes and how you need to create processes so you can stop reinventing the wheel. You might have also heard me mention that using templates to start projects is an effective way to start to manage like you mean it. But, where do you start? How do you get set up with a project management template?

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Clear Communication: Saying No

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Your custom-software project is nearing its end. But, the client is already submitting bugs, tweaks, and flat-out changes. You are out of time and out of resources, but the client wants MOAR. Saying no and setting clear expectations along the way could have helped you. But, now what?

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Xojo Presentation: Managing Your Projects to Success [Video]

I presented “Managing Your Projects to Success” to the Xojo Virtual User Group in February 2018.  In this presentation, I cover some of the most common project problems that software developers run into and how you can use project management tips to manage your project to success.

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Project Management Talent and Its Evolution

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I’ve demonstrated project management talent my whole life. I remember things I did as early as 3 years old that were clear signs. And, I was in jobs where I was project managing without even realizing it. But, the first time my job title was “Project Manager” was in 2010… that was 22 years after my career path began.

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Freelance Transformation Show: Free Yourself From the Chaos [Audio]

I had the privilege of being on the podcast “Freelance Transformation” which is hosted by Matt Inglot. It strives to help freelancers figure out ways to manage their small businesses, their workload, and even sometimes their personal lives. I joined Matt on January 29, 2018, to give some insight into these topics. In this podcast episode, “Free Yourself From the Chaos” we focus on keeping your business running and getting your life back through systems, processes, and project management.

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Business Insanity Talk Radio: Helping Small Business Owners Gain Control [Audio]

I had the pleasure of joining Barry Moltz, from Business Insanity Talk Radio, to talk about the chaos of small businesses and how to avoid that chaos. We talk about how processes for your internal business operations, as well as structure and organization, will get your life back.

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Project Management Communication for Developers – pt 3: Being Responsible [Video]

In the final video of “Project Management Communication for Developers”, Don Clark from FileMaker Pro Gurus and Susan discuss “Being Responsible as a Developer”. They’ll answer questions such as “How can you keep yourself on track?”, “How can you avoid becoming overwhelmed” and “How can your Project Manager help you?” Continue reading

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Small Business: Why It Rocks

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A small business can be a single freelancer all the way up to several thousand employees, depending on the industry chosen. The U.S. Small Business Administration defines small business in a very big business complicated way here. When I think of small business and the ones I love to work with, I’m usually thinking of 25 people or less.

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Project Management Communication for Developers, pt 2: Meeting Expectations [Video]

In Part 2 of Project Management Communication for Developers, Don Clark, from FileMaker Pro Gurus and Susan discuss “Meeting Expectations” as a developer. They will cover off on things such as using project management tools, guaranteeing your time and communicating unrealistic deadlines.  This tools will help you as the developer, work with your project manager to the best of your ability. Continue reading

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