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Schedule: MVP and Phases

by Kevin Dees on April 19, 2017.

Big web projects are like elephants. You need to eat both one bite at a time. Making the deadline for a large web project can be hard. If the deadline is missed so are expectations. For a large project to be successful, you need an approach that is more flexible and feasible. Many times the best...

Analysis: Review the Data

by Jeff Carver on April 13, 2016.

One of the key steps we take in the discovery phase of our analysis is to review and evaluate any piece of data we can get our hands on. Usually the data supports our already festering viewpoints on the prospect or client issue, but sometimes it guides us toward a more refined viewpoint of an...

Tools: Hosting

by Kevin Dees on March 28, 2016.

Reliability, speed and security. These are three basic buckets your business should think about when it comes to hosting. Reliability Reliability is about being available and reduced server down time. Most commonly down time occurs during a code or server update. For most being available 100% vs 98% of the time is not critical. But there...

Tools: Project Management

by Kevin Dees on March 21, 2016.

Sophisticated projects demand a sophisticated management approach. Keeping commitments and delivering projects on time requires team transparency and concrete deadlines. Unfortunately, meeting deadlines within a group is not always easy. It requires a tracking process that allows goals to be broken down into tasks. And transparency calls for open, visible conversations. This is why we...

Tools: File Sharing

by Kevin Dees on March 14, 2016.

File sharing—we do it all the time, which is why it should be easy. Whether it’s Wireframes, designs, contracts, code or process documents, locating fundamental information should be straight forward. That’s why Robojuice utilizes a program called Dropbox. Dropbox takes cloud file sharing and makes it as simple as adding folders on your desktop. Because...

Relationship: Communication

by Jeff Carver on September 3, 2015.

Webster’s dictionary defines communication as “the process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.” This definition offers three keys for making communication relational. Process. Communication is a process. It is not a single phone call or text or email. Good communication requires follow-through, which means a response to that email or clarification...

Relationship: Client Time

by Jeff Carver on August 27, 2015.

We love our clients. We enjoy meeting them and getting their feedback. But whether we’re communicating over emails, Basecamp® project updates, phone calls, texts, formal meetings or casual lunch conversations—they are a big part of how we do business. Our clients are each unique, and we treat them that way. Different client relationships require different time...

Relationship: People are the Business

by Jeff Carver on August 12, 2015.

In the words of innovative author Simon Sinek, “If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.” This statement from Simon’s talk resonates with Robojuice because it describes our approach to business. People and relationships should be the center of business, and a company’s ability to make that happen directly impacts not only its clients’...

Process: Features and Functionality Document

by Jeff Carver on August 6, 2015.

One of Robojuice’s major learning curves happened in the early stages of the business when our team encountered projects in which our perception of necessary features and functionality differed from the client’s. When a client’s understanding of a particular feature’s capabilities and its response in the digital realm differs from what our team actually delivers,...

Process: Onboarding

by Jeff Carver on July 28, 2015.

Once a prospect and Robojuice have determined it is a fit to work together, the Robojuice process is engaged. We go over three primary processes with the client. 1. The Robojuice Process The objective is for the client to feel the project is being properly managed to client expectations, the budget and the schedule. The...