Project Management for a Blogger

    Michael Martine gives practical tips on how to plan projects for a blogger. By projects, he understands: creating a new blog, developing a theme design for Wordpress or moving from to your own domain and Wordpress.

    Project Stages Projects

    usually consist of the main stages:

    1. Beginning
    2. Planning
    3. Implementation
    4. Completion

    Phase one: beginning

    1. Determine what problem the project should solve
    2. Determine the goals of the project
    3. Identify the main tasks that must be completed for implementation project
    4. Assign a project finish date
    5. Determine the scope of the project (what to include and what not)

    Step two: planning

    1. What needs to be done (list of tasks)
    2. How much money can and should be spent (budget)
    3. What people and funds are needed to complete the project (resources)

    Stage three: implementation

    At this stage, you need to do tasks and mark completed ones. At least the following should be kept in mind:

    1. Do you keep track of time and budget
    2. Has everything been taken into account
    3. What has been done and what remains to be done
    4. Any problems that arose unexpectedly and ruined your plans

    Stage Four: Completion

    If you are blogging projects, the completion of the project may include:

    1. Testing plugins
    2. Testing various types of content in the frame of the selected topic or template
    3. Subscribing to feeds to verify that they work correctly
    4. Testing your search
    5. Testing non-existent pages, i.e. 404 error
    6. Testing comments from an unauthorized user
    7. Testing software integrated into the blog, for example, a forum
    8. Beer with pistachios, champagne! You deserve this holiday!

    Even from each project, it is imperative to draw lessons and take into account all the experience gained - this will not be useful in the following projects.

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