Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Opinion: the push to crowd-funding

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...

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Web project part VII - Success

Image: OCRA winners at SWYG 2017 photo - PPA-UK
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?

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Web project Part VI - Content Management Challenges

Image: OCRA web site activities booking page
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.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Web project Part V - Technical architecture

Image: OCRA web site technical architecture 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.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Web project part IV - Systems development and delivery

Image: OCRA website home - Summer 2018 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.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Web project Part III - Content Development Plan

Image: OCRA web site hoepage sign-posting 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.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Web project part II - Proposal of Work

Image: Proposal of Work pages 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.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Anatomy of a web project - Part I

Image: OCRA home page - desktop 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...

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The ship that sails without you

Ship leaving the harbour
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.