Managing a WordPress Project

Managing a WordPress project is difficult since clients often don’t know what they need, or sometimes even what to expect. On the other hand, designers and developers may move forward with solutions without full buy-in from the client. All too often, clients put their trust in a process they don’t understand and are disappointed with the final results because of misunderstandings or miscommunication.

Whether you are a project manager, designer, developer, or even a client who is looking to start a web project, join us as we delve into the anatomy of a WordPress project from a project management standpoint. Our goal is to provide you with a solid framework for managing a WordPress project so that your next engagement goes off without a hitch.

Tools

  • SlickPlan — A site map tool
  • Moqups — A wireframing tool
  • Balsamiq — A wireframing tool
  • Pencil — A free, open-source, desktop wireframing tool
  • UXPin — A prototyping tool
  • Proto.io — A prototyping tool
  • JIRA — A project management tool specifically for software development
  • SmartSheet — A project planning tool which can do Gantt charts
  • BrowserStack — A cross-browser, cross-platform testing tool
  • Jenkins – An open-source continuous integration server

Recommended Web Hosts

Resources

  • Killer WordPress Checklist — A checklist of common WordPress tasks across several categories, like SEO, Site Launch, Maintenance, etc.

Presented at the Atlanta WordPress User’s Group Meetup on September 23, 2015.

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