Website Project Management Part 1 : Introduction

It’s probably fair to say that most website projects are not managed, they just happen. Do up some designs, slice the graphics and code it up, drop some content in and viola! We have a website!

This might be okay if you’re working on one or two at a time, but when you get to half a dozen or more, you’ll quickly find you need some project management skills.

I’ll be outlining here over the next few posts a method that works for me. I’m always fine tuning it, so it’s by no means perfect, but if you currently have no management system in place at all this will hopefully set you heading in the right direction.

I’ll be referring to phpCollab (as that’s what we use), so it might be a good time to download, install and configure it before we go much further. There’s setup instructions on their website, so I won’t repeat them here.

There’s your homework for now, next time we’ll deal with basic project management principles.