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Opinion: the push to crowd-funding

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Yesterday I attended a crowdfunding workshop staged by two local authorities in conjunction with a crowdfunding platform which they had chosen to partner for local projects. I say 'attended' because I actually left at half time. I say 'left', I actually slid out through the fire exit...

Web project part VII - Success

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What makes a project a success? Just 'getting it done' isn't enough. Did you plot the success criteria on the time / cost / quality triangle; how close did you get? What does the wider world make of it? And what about the client?

Web project Part VI - Content Management Challenges

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Our 'simple' small charity web project went through a number of issues - changing web host, developing the sites in the portfolio, agreeing scope, working to a non-existent budget... In the later stages, it was a series of content management challenges that proved most difficult.

Web project Part V - Technical architecture

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Having talked about the start-up, development and delivery of our small charity web project, it's probably worth mentioning what we mean by 'standard architecture and plug-ins.' So here's the run-down of what we used.

Web project part IV - Systems development and delivery

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Our small charity web project (Part I) got to the stage where we signed off the initial Proposal of Work (Part II) so we progress to the the systems development phase and planning for delivery.

Web project Part III - Content Development Plan

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Our small charity web project went live earlier in the year; in previous posts you can read how we put it together. One important component we haven't covered yet is an old favourite - How-to: Content Development Plan . So yes, we ran through this exercise here.

Web project part II - Proposal of Work

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Having outlined the background to the project in part I, how did we describe and tie down the scope; the how, what, when, where and who? As this is a standard client-based web project, we started with a Proposal of Work.

Anatomy of a web project - Part I

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Having just 'completed' a web project (no, they are never really finished, they just roll on), it seemed like a good time to share some of the presentation material around the project, the redevelopment of websites for a small sports charity...

The ship that sails without you

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Okay; scratch that; we're not going to work for the NHS, not this time. It's the perils of the interview panel; the guy you met and got on with for the temporary assignment is outranked by the senior guy who decides what they actually need is someone with a completely different skill set and experience base.