It is very important to be on the same page and have a clear understanding between you and your designer (web, graphic, social media, etc.). As much as you may hope… your vision is not going to magically pop from your head, to their head, and to the website. It can be very difficult to have a clear path going forward, as projects tend to evolve over time as you (the client) learn more about the project, what you want, and how the designer can help you. I’ve created a simple checklist to help kickstart a project where communication is central to success.
1. Roles and responsibilities
This one might seem obvious, but it’s integral to the project running smoothly. Often there is a breakdown of role requirements when you’re not clear in the beginning. Avoid delegating tasks to the wrong people. Equally as important, don’t end up taking on tasks you don’t need to do!
Have a clear vision that everybody working on the project understands. Make sure that each individual involved knows exactly what the end goal is, and what it will entail.
Having a clear budget is crucial. You might want to allow for some wiggle room where unforeseen changes crop up during the project. Make sure everybody agrees on this.
4. Timeline & scope
Having clear timelines and milestones in place before any work starts is crucial to a project running well. It’s vital that you communicate the scope of work with people on the team. If the scope of work changes, review your timeline and change where necessary. Too often this is forgotten when a quick change is made, resulting in deadlines being missed.
5. Scheduled check in
This is a vital point. Communication is key, and if you have scheduled meetings to check in with everyone, you can pinpoint any potential roadblocks or concerns your team might be dealing with. These meetings give you all the opportunity to share, and to listen, to make sure you’re still on the same page.
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