Questions tagged [project-management]

Project management is the planning and organization of an organization's resources in order to move a specific task, event or duty toward completion.

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Should I work for free if client's requirement changed

I have a client. There was one specific limitation of the solution we were implementing. I made sure to tell him about it, and he said it's fine. Now later when it's implemented that way, he feels, ...
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How to effectively handle obsessive personal client calls during regular office hours

I have a new local client who simply won't stop calling me during my office hours. I do attend to calls of all my clients. But he calls me and discusses everything about the project over phone only, ...
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Can a client deduct additional work from my price?

I finished a recent website project which took too much time for a low price. I delivered the project completed (without excluding potential minor bugs). After delivery, they informed me of something ...
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How to run several projects simultaneously?

Many times through my career I bumped into the situation when I had to run several projects simultaneously. Is there any techniques available to keep track on them both? My main concern that when ...
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How can I send an agreement in midst of a project?

I have made an indeed silly decision to not send the agreement upfront to my new client, before starting his Web development project... I actually didnt send it because he is a very close person and ...
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When do I ask for an advance/upfront payment

I have the project agreement ready which I will send to all my clients before website development begins. But I am confused about when to ask for an upfront payment? Generally, when I send ...
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As a solo, freelance, web developer/designer, should I bill for project management?

In most of my freelance/contract work, I've been hired to work on a team of other contractors or temporarily as part of an in-house team. The company hiring me has always taken care of the project ...
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Trade off between project code and timeline.. room for future extensions

Most of the local clients has small timeline for a project and there requirement may be complete and straight forward. Every project need some setup time and in freelancing you always are short of ...
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How do I reply back to my freelancer if he is not maintaining deadlines and delaying the project?

I am working freelance for a client, and I have around 30 articles to write for him. I decided to outsource 10 of those articles to another freelancer (from Freelancer.com). I have informed my client ...
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How do you keep track of the details for the different websites you maintain?

I have multiple websites, mainly in Wordpress, that I manage and I need to share the details of those sites and everything about the customer's online presence in a centralized location with the ...
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How to manage clients and their projects?

How can I manage my clients and their projects, I was searching for management software or web apps, I couldn't find any with the features that I want, maybe because I'm searching the wrong way or ...
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How to control the clients sales funnel?

I receive job offers from here and from there, introduce myself to potential clients on jobs sites, via email and so on. I can keep 1-3 potential clients in my head at a moment. When I receive, say, ...
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Best Project and Client Management software

Does anyone know of a good and preferably free project management software (app) where I can basically manage invoices etc. So I can add payment details for each project and Client and if it's ...
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Best Management tool for self-employed: Tasks, Calendar, Multiple Customers, Multiple Project, Invoice, Time-Track

I need to organize my working hours for many projects and customers due to huge work load. I would like a web app with the following features: Tasks List item Calendar Multiple Customers Multiple ...
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Finding a freelancing partner for small business

I'm currently freelancing doing mostly front-end development and design; things are going very well, sometimes a little too well... Lately I'm finding myself overbooked, if they are and hold ups along ...
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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?

I seem to be having the same problem with my projects, particularly my Wordpress website clients. I estimate the time it takes to complete the task but the project gets held up because the client ...
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How to charge complex development environment as a freelancer?

A project manager (client owner) hired me to work on his project w/o a signed contract. I gave him a quote about certains tasks. I started working on the project and it turns out the environment (...
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Charging for Project (Strategy) Research before signing a contract

I was referred to a potential client who has a very vast project in his mind. The potential client is sensible enough to understand the some of the technicalities and they even split the whole concept ...
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How do I charge for project management?

I run a design small business and I have to take on an creative resource to handle an increased workload from one of my clients. How do I calculate my project management fee? I estimate I will spend ...
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Guides for clients to learn to save files to online cloud storage

Every once in a while, I get a client who keeps sending me files over text and email and all kinds of other means. It becomes a mess and when I bring up that it takes 20 minutes to find all the ...
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Decision and negotiation of long term time-consuming job

About 6 years ago I worked as a freelance web designer, developer and products photographer for a local company (15 minutes of car distance from my office) that works in the fashion industry. At some ...
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recommended tool to track clients, projects, files etc.?

What's the best tool for keeping track of all the moving parts of a creative business? I'm looking to be able to see the status & details of clients, prospects, projects, action items, documents &...
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New project manager suddenly demanding source-code prior to payment

In a nutshell, I've been doing freelance iOS development for a client on an ongoing basis since 2013. Originally my main contact with the business was, let's say, Person A. Recently the client has ...
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Evaluation Task to find good development company

I hire an Indian company to develop a website for classified ads but it takes so long time and not finish yet. Therefore I decide to find a new company to do this work but I don't want to face the ...
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Creating a startup

So I have numerous app and tech ideas that I really want to pursue. I have knowledge in python and some in Swift and know a lot about entrepreneurship and efficiency. How do I go about getting a group ...
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How to store Client Information?

I'm setting up my freelancing business and need a way to store my client data securily which includes: Password Notes Invoices Projects Etc. What is the Best Way to Do that? Access Database or any ...
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Too many projects and no one to outsource them to - how is this possible?

For the last 3-4 years I have been both a freelancer and the client. I'm the client mainly when I outsource projects I cannot handle myself, or when I seek a specific expert as a part of a project (...
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How to best handle conflicting requests from clients?

My freelance field is journalism. I work in quite a specialised field where, while there are a lot of different outlets, they're all covering the same sorts of stories. Up until recently, the editors ...
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Can a project milestone be considered complete before revisions took place?

I just completed the first milestone of a project, but before the client provides feedback and requests possible revisions, she decided to put the project on hold and pay me only half of first ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

I have been doing part time freelancing for that last 3 years. I generally work 2-4 hours daily as freelancer. I have another full time job in professional company. Now some time I feel that I should ...
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How to act and charge as a project coordinator?

A client has approached me with a rather unusual request. Instead of hiring my services as a freelance web developer, they already got a small team working on their first product, they have decided ...
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How to tell approach to project?

I bean asked in freelancing website to tell (for an android project) brief description of HOW I would go about implementing the project and outline of how you would approach the project What ...
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Are there platforms to find partners for a startup project? [closed]

I'm starting to ride their own little project, but I would do it with someone else who could like him. Now I would be doing myself Frontend/ Backend and design, but in many of these things I'm a mess,...
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How should I tell my side job that I quit my full-time job to work on their project full time?

Over the last year or so, I have had a side gig that has been awesome at every step of the way. I love the work I am doing for them, I enjoy it more that I do my full time gig. Recently, They have ...
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How motivate yourself earn more money?

I managing several projects, sometimes do some work, ex. frontend or ux. I have great clients, they are listen and trust me. At same time I feel, that can relax and do not work day or more. It makes ...
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Handling Online Transactions for Services Rendered

In the past I have had little to no issues with receiving payments through PayPal for my web design or development services. For some reason, I have had close to 10 recent transactions involving a ...
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When to inform client that a contract extension is not possible

I'm currently working on-site as a contractor in a bigger software project. The client and I have closed a contract which run's until the end of the year. Now I've gathered from talking to coworkers ...
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How does one find a project management related freelance project?

I wonder if it is even possible to find a freelance request for proposals which is related to project management, a client seeking for a manager? Why is such a job so rare?
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Why should I be a freelancer [closed]

I would like to know why people would prefer to freelance than to work as an employee. I hope to get various answers. I don't think there would be a definitive answer to this question. PS: Again not ...
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How to quote and justify an eCommerce solution to a non-technical customer

I am a web freelancer with .NET experience, and I am about to give my first eCommerce solution quote to a new client. The client is looking to sell their product online with eBay, integrate with ...
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What are proper manners when delivering project after agreed date?

Is there some general rule to follow when delivering a project after the date that was agreed upon? Let's say you have one month to prepare the project but you deliver it in six weeks. At what point ...
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How to handle projects that are medium to large as freelancer

Basically i am talking about projects like website development. Not only you have to do a lot but you have to do it in different mindsets. In a dream world you would have to do only one thing and than ...
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Agile methodologies when developing software as a freelance?

I'd like to define the following case as the Loner Freelance Case: The freelancer is a full-stack web designer and developer. The client is a small company who wants a web page. Many software ...
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How to get paid and figure out if I want to keep this client

I have a client who is not paying on time, but it looks like the specifics don't match similar questions on this SE site. I got a call from a client I did website work for years ago. I had not done ...
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How to handle silly requirements?

I make web applications for a living working from home. Sometimes a client pick a technology stack that is likely to hurt the project (severely over-engineered, bad combination of components or just ...
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I failed to reach the deadline

I started a project given by client and it went fine for couple of days. Middle of the way, I got stucked with a technical limitation. I'm unable to proceed and it'll take more time and R&D to ...
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Integrating simple client management software into a website

I am doing freelance web designing, and most of my clients are not computer-savvy. I would like to integrate a simple management system which will enable them to track the project's progress with the ...
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How to deal with projects that have gone on too long?

I have a project where the client initially requested a bunch of work. Not too much work and a decent pay. Now here's where it's not fun anymore. The client has requested to basically rewrite all of ...
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Is it possible to get freelancing gigs in project management or recruiting fields?

I do project management and recruiting, and I was interested if there were specialized freelance sites for project management and recruiting (especially remote work), just as there are specialized ...
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Source control systems for independent single/small group developers

I occasionally work with subcontractors using Visual Studio 2012+ but don't understand how to properly handle change control in this situation, since we're all separate entities and don't work ...