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Contracting Your Services (B111)

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Web designers and developers are often contracting their services. This introductory course is designed to give students the basics of creating a contract. We will discuss techniques that can be used to ensure project success and profitability.

Applicable Job Roles: project managers, contract managers , independent contractors, web designers, web developers, web engineers, and graphic designers.

Week 1 - Basics of contracting
  • How contracts help your business
  • Understanding terminology
  • Know when to use fixed price vs. hourly rate proposals
  • Gathering input for your contract
Week 2 - Developing a contract - part 1
  • Understand and be able to modify a contract template
  • Be able to create sections of a contract: scope, assumptions, responsibilities, and deliverables
  • Know how and when to present it to your client
Week 3 - Estimating Costs
  • Understand what to include
  • Learn the basic risks
  • Learn how to minimize the risks
Week 4 - Developing a contract - part 2
  • Identify the remaining sections of a contract: timeline, project management, fees and payment, appendices
  • Create your own template contract
Week 5 - Managing the work
  • Understand the need for status reports and meetings
  • Presenting comps and interim deliverables
  • Solicit customer feedback and acceptance
  • Deal with changes to original scope of work
Week 6 - Final Project
  • Create statement of work
  • Create status report
  • Create issues list
  • Create sample change order
  • Create customer acceptance notification
Prerequisites
Some experience as an independent contractor is recommended.
Requirements
MS Word, MS Excel

Books:
Required Book: Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice
Suggested Book: The Business of Consulting
Suggested Book: Flawless Consulting

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

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Contracting Your Services
Price: $220.00
Item No.: B111
Instructor: Instructor Needed
Open Courses: No other sessions are scheduled for this course. You can add to your wish list and you will be notified when other sessions are scheduled.

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