Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Account for overhead, part of Ecommerce: Scoping Projects.
- We've done a lot of planning so far…and all of that should be included…in the cost of a project.…And if you charge for discovery,…it should already be paid for.…Again, I highly recommend that you charge…for this initial phase.…A few things to keep in mind when you're scoping projects.…Project management.…Every project has certain amount of project management.…Whether you have a dedicated project manager or not.…There's a lot of communication that needs to happen…and you should account for it in your estimate.…You could be emailing copy back and forth,…logos, and product photos too.…
And there's of course, phone calls and meetings…to log as well.…I generally found you need an additional 20%…of the time you spend on the project…dedicated to project management.…So if you have a website that takes 40 hours to build,…I'd add eight hours of project management on top.…That should account for meetings, phone calls,…and all communication.…Project management doesn't have visible results,…so clients don't like paying for it.…
- Clarifying jargon
- Picking a proposal strategy
- Asking the right questions
- Estimating the scaling needs of a site
- Determining payment needs
- Understanding shipping needs
- Discussing currencies and taxes
- Determining localization needs
- Creating wireframes and site maps
- Creating prototypes
- Writing and presenting the proposal
- Keeping meetings on track
Skill Level Beginner
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