How-to to run a software consulting business

Managing project flow

by shabda on October 16, 2011

If you are not proactively managing your projects you risk them going awry.

# Talk to clients at least one every week
# Talk to your team at least once every two days to ensure that progress is being made.
# Have clear guidelines on what is progress. This needs to be clarified by you, your team and your clients.
# The specification is broken in tasks/tickets. A ticket is a unit of work which should not take longer than a day.
# Tasks are attached to milestones. A milestone should be about two weeks in length.
# A milestone should be dated. (To be done by XXYYZZ date). If you miss your milstone, adjust successive milestone. Do analysis of why the milestone date was missed and take action. (Do you always underestimate. Does a given team member always misses milestones? Does a client always add scope leading to missed milestones)

Did I miss anything? Email us at [email protected]
Have you joined our newsletter yet

We cover Webdev, Django, SaaS, Mobile and cloud computing and
help you “Build amazing webapps”.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Turning customers to repeat customers

The best way to get business is by getting more work from an existing customer. New customers cost money to acquire. They need to be nurtured before they will get trust with you to let you work on the most... »

Turning customers to repeat customers

Moving up the value chain

  If you want to grow the business without growing headcount the only way is the provide higher end services or to sell products. Do you sell services which can be productized? Do you have technology which can be sold... »

Moving up the value chain

Keeping costs low

As you start to scale the business, the overhead costs start increasing. Eg. When you are self employed you maybe doing billable work 90% of the time. As your business grows, you will have to add admin staff, accountants and... »

Keeping costs low

Browse Agiliq

  • Home
  • About Agiliq

    We develop bespoke web applications using Django, the related Python technology stack and the Jquery javascript library. We primarily work with web development companies as technology partners.

    Copyright © 2009-2011, Agiliq. All rights reserved.