I’ve found, on a daily basis, that many people have misconceptions, or are totally ignorant about, the process of getting a web site designed. Many of you know what I’m talking about and the rest of you are probably still in the dark. For those of you who already know what I mean, we should get together and write a book someday. The rest of you, keep reading; I have some confessions that may help you on your next web design project.
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Many people look at project management as a methodical, systematic way of managing resources, time, and money. Rightfully so. However, the human element of project management is often given lesser importance and the metrics of cost and time take precedence. This is an important topic not only for enterprise project managers but for freelancers as well. Here are some tips you can use to improve your working relationship with your team and stakeholders.
Marshall McLuhan (a Canadian) coined the phrase "the medium is the message" to describe that the profound impact of television and other media on society was more important than the impact of the content itself. Recently, a lot of discussion has been taking place about FriendFeed‘s noise versus its signal. I contend that the impact that FriendFeed has on the Social Web is greater than that of the content it aggregates. Excuse me as I coyly coin the phrase: “FriendFeed is the signal.”
In case you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE football fan (GO PACKERS!). But the game has given me more than just entertainment; I’ve also come away with some important lessons. Lessons that prove useful to the professionals of the game, but also useful for the entrepreneur / startup as well as the established company seeking to stay innovative and keep growing.