These words came crashing in on me recently when I had a frustrated client (understandably so) asked me what was happening with his website.
First things first this was by no meanings the client’s fault, I broke my own cardinal rule “Set the right expectation”. The client wanted a good, fast and cheap website, that was my cue to say “pick one” but I didn’t. That was the begin of the end.
There was now design brief, big mistake and I did not explain that must of the work is before the design stage, then my programmer became increasingly unreliable and he could not seem to make the deadlines which he promised me and I promised the client.
Long and short of the story I did not finish the site. I failed to communicated the process of developing a good site.
In Jamaica we have a saying “Long cut draw sweat; shortcut draw blood” – Meaning the long way will result in sweat but the short way most likely will require blood.
Can you get it good, fast and cheap, not in my world.
Long live project management.
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Tags: Web Design