Secrets to the good ColdFusion project planning and it’s methods

  • you’ll be prepared for 99% of possible disasters and have a backup plan so that you can still deliver the CFML project within time and budget
  • you’ll actually know exactly where you are with the project and have more control over it

Track not only human resources

You might need to prepare budget or calendar for physical resources. This concerns servers for load testing, disk space for test data or special equipment or rooms for usability testing.

How do you start?

Identify key people resources: database person, testers, developers, project manager, analysts. Then identify how much time they have and what other projects they’re working on.

Common mistakes

  • Think about unrealistic expectations — how many hours someone would work on each project, if he is a full time employee. This usually means they have less than 40 hours because of all meetings, etc.
  • Urgent needs come up: people can get sick, have jury duty.
  • Too much work for senior developers and other specialists. They work on multiple projects which most often means they’re the project bottleneck because they’re maxed out.

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Michaela Light

Michaela Light

ColdFusion development, security and optimization. CEO at TeraTech. Host of CF Alive podcast.