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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.
In this episode of BizCraft Carl and Gene talk to Rob Harr (@robertHarr) Vice President of Sparkbox about how they price projects, company culture and other various business opinions – which Rob has plenty of!
Discussed pricing; Sparkbox does hourly. Runs projects like “software development” projects.
Utilizing UX & Design as just a part of the project a “value add” so to speak.
Rob’s approach is not dogmatic to hourly pricing, he suggests doing what works best for you and your group.
Discussed the differences between hourly vs. value pricing and some pitfalls with both.
What really is a “value based” price?
“Collaborative Estimation” Rob is a big proponent for bringing clients into the proposal process itself.
How do you handle local vs. distributed people in your organization.
Talked about culture at Sparkbox.
We all use Slack and love it!
HIpchat vs. Slack and the culture ouf using them.
Clients in Slack or Hipchat or Basecamp….