Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Create timelines, part of Ecommerce: Scoping Projects.
- We've talked a little bit about this already,…but it's incredibly important to set expectations…with your client about what you're going to do…and about what they're going to do.…You will run into clients that expect you to do…all sorts of weird things like manage their taxes,…fulfill their orders, update their products, et cetera.…And all of these can be done ahead of time…if they're discussed.…But most developers don't plan…on doing any of these activities.…One of the best ways I found to tell a client…to do something is to include it in a timeline.…So you're not saying you have to blank,…but you are saying by June 30th,…you will send us this information…to make sure the project stays on track.…
So go ahead and write a timeline for the project…and include what responsibilities the client has…and the due dates for those responsibilities.…If you haven't already, it's a good time to look…into project management software.…There's a lot of software out there for different styles.…For really simple solo projects I use Wunderlist.…
- 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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