Posted 25.09.2018 @ 10.58AM
I think it's important to separate two things you touch on in your post:
1) those who think they are full of it
2) different project management models
(and important to know that I am not a qualified Agile PM in anyway - though am thinking about doing a course - so won't get all terminology correct)
I think you get #1 type people no matter what model you're referring too, as no project should ever be run without flexibility, nor should anyone believe they have "all the answers".
With regards to the Agile idea, in theory (and when its execited well) it actually addresses some of those "fuckups" you mention, in that it allows for the possibility of clients (or internally) to change their mind, scopes to creap, people missing things ...etc.
ie, if during one "sprint" a client puts forward a new idea or feature they want, that can be scoped and added into a future sprint without affecting the work already planned, unlike a more rigid PM model.
The Agile model is more relevant for larger projects, where most would expect changes to happen from either side as you will always learn things - and change minds - as the project progresses. And yes, this can be catered for within a non-Agile model as well, but Agile does seem to make it clear up front that things will change, so let's take it step by step so we can think about this large project in smaller, more manageable chunks.
But as with anything, there should always be flexibility allowed for, which is usually where any real issues arise (when there's a lack of).
Posted 09.11.2017 @ 7.47PM
I am SO informal with this kind of thing but I've experienced both sides.
Like @DAVE I've had clients say "No. That's not enough".
I've also had clients saying "We usually only pay half of that".
I hate costing. :(
That sounds interesting. Would love to see what you do (if you're not NDA'd that is).
Posted 04.07.2017 @ 4.09PM
Hey @Dave we use Quadra Hosting. They have Aussie servers and a good redundancy plan in place.
Haven't used it for just emails but might be worth a look:
Posted 23.06.2017 @ 11.34AM (Edited 23.06.2017 @ 11.35AM)
I think most of the ideas here are great. Especially:
::Auto subscribe to threads you've posted in, ability to unsubscribe.
Maybe open it up a bit to guest writers or submissions?::
My 2c is that with all of the industry pros that use the site I see Aus Infront as a potential resource for newbies. I guess I can see the site as specific to Australian industry professionals (to use themselves or for students to get in contact with them). I don't know any other site with such direct access to real world designers. I think that could be the point of difference from all of the other design sites out there.
There are heaps of places to get design related news (although having a local bias is great) but why don't we have educational resources like 'How to set up a print ready file'; or 'How to fire a client' etc etc? I would be happy to contribute to something like that.
Re the folios, again, there are heaps of folio sites and I use them before I would check out the folios here. Often because as @Dave says people:
::simply adding their folio and then never contributing to the site again::
Why not combine profile and folio into one section?
Hope that helps
Posted 24.04.2017 @ 3.41PM
Wow, @Dave and @Dan agreeing. That would be enough to convince me.
I agree, dev isn't something you can just learn and enjoy. It would be like me buying a pencil and notepad, doing a course on drawing and thinking I'll be an illustrator.
If you are an analytical person who can work out how another person problem solves, then integrate that into your method, go for it. Otherwise you'll probably end up on cookie cutter, process driven projects that won't stimulate your creative side.
Posted 03.04.2017 @ 3.45PM
@dave - much better.
If the client wants it to 'pop' with a bit of 'wow factor' - then you could always change the font to @jamesb 's warehaus/rave font...
@trex - love you work as always. When I grow up, I want to design like you.