Managing Web Projects The Book

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This website is your portal to the "Managing Web Projects" Book and Blog Series

The "Managing Web Projects" Book has been taken from a series of posts on the website Flipping Heck! Blog written over several months

What Web Developers DON'T want YOU to know

We all have to manage projects in our lives but what many people don't realise is that with a few key parts in place it's exceptionally simple!

The "Managing Web Projects" Book covers all aspects of web development from the initial pitch, right through to delivery. And following the simple steps laid out in each chapter you'll be able to bring in your web projects on time and under budget earning yourself a nice bit of extra cash in the process!

Set yourself apart from other Web Developers by downloading The "Managing Web Projects" Book today for only $25.97!!

The 100+ page book has the following chapters:

All for just $25.97!

Buy the book today! No self-respecting web developer should be without it!

Who Should Read it?

The "Managing Web Projects" Book is aimed at:

Where can I get it?

You can read the series of posts that form the basis of the "Managing Web Projects" Book online for free on my blog Flipping Heck! ! A list of links to all of the posts can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can Download a free sample chapter from here

Why should I buy it when I can read it for free online?

If you purchase the "Managing Web Projects" Book you get:

All for the amazingly low price of $25.97!

Why should I buy this book from You?

I've been coding on computers since my Dad bought our first Amstrad 6128 way back in 1984 (wow, that makes me feel old!). I attended Bournemouth University where I obtained a BA(Hons) in Multimedia Production which is where I began my first forays into web development.

After graduation I joined a small firm based in Oxfordshire and had clients including Cable & Wireless, NATS, Ribena, Wourburtons and The British Dental Journal amongst others.

After becoming Senior Web Developer and Maintenance Manager I decided to change directions and worked for a series of startups managing their website design and build from start to finish. I'm now working for a large multi-national Printing and E-Commerce company.

I have over 10 years of experience in dynamic website creation, e-commerce, database integration, accessibility, usability and project management. I also run a successful blog where I discuss productivity, motivation, project management, web development and whatever else takes my fancy!

Still not convinced? - Read it for free!

If you're still wondering whether the "Managing Web Projects" Book is for you, you can read it online for free, yes, Free!

Don't forget that you'll miss out on these extras that are online available with the purchased book:

You can browse through my original "Managing Web Projects" blog entries using the links below - please feel free to comments on them, I love feedback!

Managing Web Projects #1 - The Brainstorm

This is where it all began with a brain dump into FreeMind, I'll admit that it doesn't cover every aspect of the Web Development process but it's a jolly good starting place!

The mind map tries to organise the different areas into silos which could then be used to formulate a work-flow.

Managing Web Projects #2 - The Workflow

The website work flow diagram takes the mess that was the Brainstorm and organises it into a logical flow of what (in an ideal world) should happen when during the life-cycle of a project.

The workflow diagram then lead me to write the rest of the processes in a (hopefully) logical order.

Managing Web Projects #3 - The Pitch

The pitch could be considered the most important part of the web development process. Pitch badly and you won't get the work so the rest of the project flow is useless!

In this post I discuss some tips and techniques for successful pitching such as using (or not) your notes properly and pitcing your pitch at the right level.

Managing Web Projects #4 - The Quote

Here I discuss how to work out your hourly rate as a freelance web developer (and how not to to over or under-charge!) and how to send out your quote; Professionalism counts - don't hand it to them scrawled on a soggy beer mat!

Managing Web Projects #5 - The Contract

All I'm going to say about this one is never, never, never, never do work for anyone (not even your Aunty May) without even a basic contract.

Consider yourself told!

Managing Web Projects #6 - The Technical Requirements Specification

One of the most important aspects of the Project Management life-cycle. It specifies what you're going to build and how it's going to work.

If you don't write even a basic Technical Requirements specification you run the risk of being stuck in the never ending cycle of project creep - you have been warned!

Managing Web Projects #7 - Sourcing the team and Managing the Project

This entry offers advice on working out how many team members you need and what to do when you hire them. Don't worry if you're a one-man-band, this post offers some insights into project management and some useful tools.

Managing Web Projects #8 - The Design Process

Here we take a brief look at the process of designing a website (a full book in itself), what you need to consider and how to track the many changes that are bound to happen.

Managing Web Projects #9 - The Development Process

Again, worthy of its own book! We take a look at the development of a website, the tools to use, bug-tracking and design integration.

Managing Web Projects #10 - Testing the Product

Don't you just hate it when you visit a website and half the functionality is broken? Or maybe you're a Mac owner who can't access half the websites on the Internet because no-one bothered to test them on OSX?

I suppose you could just slap an "In Beta" sticker on the site.... or maybe you could test it? Here we consider how to test and what to test for before you release the site on the unsuspecting public.

Managing Web Projects #11 - The Change Request Form

At some point your client's bound to turn around and say "I want..." so here we discuss tracking the changes, and when to turn around to your client and say "No"!

Managing Web Projects #12 - Sign-off and "Delivery"

Here we talk about why you should get a formal sign-off from a client (hint, you can't get sued) and what it should include.

We also discuss how to roll your website out to the big-wide-world.

Managing Web Projects #13 - Invoicing the client

Hoorah! It's pay day!

This post discusses when and how to invoice your client and what you should include on your invoice.

Managing Web Projects #14 - Maintenance Contracts

In this final post, the topic of website maintainance is discussed. For some developers it's the most boring job in the world, for others it's their main source of income.

Here we talk about why providing maintenance updates is an excellent value added service and how to go about managing them so you, and the customer, don't lose out.

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