Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Keep meetings on track, part of Ecommerce: Scoping Projects.
- One of my nemeses is meetings that get derailed…into trivial items.…This is more common than you think,…and there's nothing I hate more…than when people spend an inappropriate amount of time…on certain topics.…I've seen meetings where a $1000 piece of software…was approved immediately…whereas a $50 purchase resulted in an argument…that took up the rest of the meeting.…In the industry,…this is what we call bite shutting,…and it should be your nemesis too.…In general, be aware that there are individuals…who tend to bring up topics such as button colors,…the size of the logo,…and the latest buzzwords during meetings.…
Ultimately these topics probably won't have…much of an impact on the bottom line…and end up being a time suck.…It's your job to steer the meeting…past trivial and unimportant topics.…These are all fine things to discuss,…but they need to be discussed at the right time,…and once you've made a decision,…such as the button color,…you need to write it down…so you don't keep coming back to the issue.…So when one of these minor topics comes up,…
- 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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