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Beyond Discovery: Designing a More Valuable Phase One | Lullabot
We’ve taken this approach to designing engagements with every new client. When a project warrants a phase one, our proposal process tries to establish the earliest things that are hugely valuable to the client team (usually via collaboration with that team). It’s not always the same things, but most phase one engagements seem to include the following kinds of things now:

Discovery activities (see above)
Lightweight research (user-research: both internal and external, market research, etc.)
Design workshopping to produce a plan in the form of models, diagrams, wireframes, and Zoom Mocks.
discovery  business  process  gamestorming  clients  value 
july 2017 by abberdab
Good Kickoff Meetings
If you work at a design agency, government agency, university, for-profit, not for-profit, or even a wish-I-had-profit, you break your work down into projects. Every project has to start somewhere. Traditionally we call those first meetings “kickoff meetings.”

I decided to undertake a different approach to kickoff meetings, applying design thinking, constraints, and interactive exercises to develop a kickoff framework that was more similar to a playbook of activities I could pull from to begin to define and begin to solve problems for clients. I am in the business of creating experiences for the web, and although these exercises are designed to support that type of process, you might find them useful in putting together kickoffs for other kinds of projects as well.
kickoff  meetings  process  clients  business 
may 2017 by abberdab
Pricing The Unknown When Quoting Web Design Projects
Slides, content, and insights from Jennifer Bourn's Word Camp San Diego talk on creating effective, accurate web design quotes when information is lacking
business  estimating  proposals  discovery  projects  clients  scoping  dev  design  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
apache - Vagrant Share - Accessing Virtual Hosts and accessing those that are not in the default web root - Stack Overflow
How to share access to virtual Vagrant hosts using "vagrant share" and a li'l apache .conf magic. Requires a free account with VagrantCloud.com.
vagrant  share  reviews  clients  backend-dev  servers  localdev  virtualhosts 
november 2014 by abberdab
Getting Sass(y) With Client Handoffs | Duo Consulting
When working with "power user" clients who will tinker with their site after handoff, how can we as developers prepare our clients for whats to come? Here are some of our recommendations for processes that will prevent major headaches in the future.
handoff  preprocessors  clients  client-education  business  www  dev 
october 2014 by abberdab
Charm Clients, Win Pitches ◆ 24 ways
Over the years I have picked up a number of sales techniques that have lead to us doing pretty well in the pitches we go for. Of course, up until now, these top secret practices have remained firmly locked in the company vault but now I am going to share them with you. They are cunningly hidden within the following paragraphs so I’m afraid you’re going to have to read the whole thing.

Ok, so where to start? I guess a good place would be getting invited to pitch for work in the first place.
pitches  proposals  clients  strategies  business 
september 2014 by abberdab
Boagworld Show S06E05
This week on our little web design podcast, we look at the key skills every web designer should have, how to win over clients and how to manage them over the long-term.

What skills do I need to be a web designer?
How do you manage maintenance?
How do you win over prospects?
business  maintenance  agreements  proposals  clients 
september 2014 by abberdab
Why Firing Your Clients Can Earn You More Revenue And Save You Time
Tips about finding the right clients and getting rid of the wrong ones. Good advice!

Why you should fire your clients
How to fire those clients
Attracting Your Red Carpet Clients
The Ideal Client Checklist
The Ideal Freelancer Checklist
article  business  clients  advice  biz-hitlist 
march 2013 by abberdab
Reporting Bugs - a how to guide- edgeofmyseat.com
A handy checklist of information to include when reporting bugs to your web developer. By the Perch people. :)
troubleshooting  clients  bugfix  dev  www 
july 2009 by abberdab

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