News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 4
January 21, 2011 @ 14:31:52

Cal Evans is back with the latest part of his "Be a Better Client" series of posts focusing on how the person asking for the work to be done can interface with those doing the work more effectively. This time his recommendation is about deadlines.

Regardless of whether it is a large or small project, don't set one final deadline, set regular milestones. If it' a week-long project, figure out what will be delivered each day and set daily milestones. Larger projects will have them spaced out more but either way, make sure that you have them at regular intervals and that all major deliverables are assigned a milestone.

He points out that a single deadline only does one thing - lets the project know when to be done. It shows absolutely no progress along the way. Milestones are much more effective at this.

Make sure your developer is reporting back to you on a regular basis. At the very least you should have a status meeting at each milestone to make sure it was hit. For larger projects you will need meetings between the milestones to make sure the project stays on track.
0 comments voice your opinion now!
opinion client developer milestone deadline


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

SEO Tips City: Book Review: Professional SEO w/PHP: A Developer's Guide to SEO

Jani Hartikainen: In order to become a better developer, you must first become a teacher

Job Posting: Abbott Laboratories Seeks PHP Developer (Irving, TX)

Job Posting: deviantART Seeks Web Application Developers (Telecommute)

Brandon Savage: The value of design patterns


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


library bugfix deployment framework podcast package tips opinion api install community laravel release interview list language voicesoftheelephpant introduction symfony series

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework