Email is the Arch Nemesis of Project Management

There I was. Typing up a half-page long email to a client. The adrenaline was flowing. I was at a point where I needed to take a stand for myself. It’s not because my client was abusing me or anything, they just needed to understand how I work.

My client had shot over some changes that needed to be made to a work-item. No problem! Well, not true. There was a problem. The work-item was not in the agreed-to scope aka not in the contract. But, because I knew my client was taking heat on their end, I was doing this work on my own dime; out of the kindness of my ol’ ticker. But I really wanted to push this back to my client and say “hold-up!”

To support a healthy relationship with clients, there’s always going to be some…


Quick Update on ‘Some Like it Neat.’

I’m still plugging away, learning and tweaking ‘Some Like it Neat.’ If you recall, it’s a project I started putting together a couple of weeks ago leading up to WordCamp Las Vegas. I’d love some more feedback/contributions, obviously.

Things to be added:

  1. Page Templates — Archive, Left/Right Sidebars, improved 404
  2. Post Format Templates — The theme already comes with post format support baked-in; I’d like to offer more specific page templating for post formats however.
  3. Internationalization aka i18n. I’d like to distribute this theme in the WP repo at some point.
  4. Customizer tweaks. Nothing crazy, but I’d like users to manage a few key areas of the theme.
  5. Microformatting — I know very little about this, so I’ll be reading up and pinging my friends on this.

Things to take away?

Perfection is achieved not when there is more to add, but when there is nothing more…