Learn to Manage WordPress Projects

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Establish Repeatable Processes that empower you to:

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Manage Client Expectations

Prevent Scope Creep

Eliminate the Content-Collection Bottleneck

Hold on to More of Your Project ROI

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The Complete Project Management Roadmap for WordPress

The ONLY program of its kind that teaches you how to consistently get your WordPress projects completed on time, within budget, with features that meet the client's business requirements without sacrificing profit.

The WordPress Project Management 101 Roadmap

THE BASICS

  • Why You Need Project Management Skills
  • Essential Project Management Processes
  • How to Save Your ROI with a Content-First Approach
  • How to Manage The Proposal Stage
  • How to Manage The Planning Stage
  • How to Manage The Execution Stage
  • How to Manage The Project Close
  • What's Next? - How to Implement What You've Learned

PLUS all the templates and done-for-you language you need to begin establishing repeatable processes to streamline your work and save your profit margin.

The Complete Project Management Roadmap for WordPress

SOLVING SPECIFIC PROBLEMS

Target your training based on your current problems:

  • Content Collection Roadmap
  • Scope Creep Elimination Roadmap
  • Client Acquisition Roadmap - taught by industry experts
  • Client Management Roadmap
  • Agency Productivity Roadmap
  • The Proposal Roadmap
  • Requirements Discovery Roadmap
  • Validation and Testing Roadmap

PLUS even more templates, cheat sheets, and guides that will put you on the “Fast Track” to project success.

It's Time to STOP giving up your profit margin to scope creep, content delays, and difficult clients and enroll in The WP Project Manager's Academy!

Now's your chance to LOCK IN the low monthly rate before the final price increase.

Final price increase coming soon...

The monthly rate for the Premium Membership monthly fee will continue to increase each time individual Roadmaps are added to the Advanced program.  The next Roadmap is planned to be released in:

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What to Expect

The WP Project Manager’s Academy is designed to give you the “Fast Track” to learning how to consistently get your WordPress projects completed on time, within budget, with the features that meet the client’s business requirements.

This training will allow you to finally abandon your fear or loathing of what you believe project management entails, open your mind to a different way of doing business, and pave the path for you to integrate a set of highly effective project management best practices into your WordPress business in just a few short days or weeks.

WordPress Project Management 101

INCLUDED WITH THE ADVANCED PROGRAM

Modules

  • Everything You Think You Know About Project Management But Probably Don't
  • Project and Productivity Management - The Same, Only Different
  • You Can't Manage Projects If You Don't Have Any - The Customer Acquisition Stage
  • How to Manage The Proposal Stage
  • How to Manage The Planning Stage
  • How to Manage The Execution Stage
  • How to Manage The Project Close
  • What's Next? - How to Implement What You've Learned

Downloads:

Representative sample only. There are lots more!

  • Pre-Proposal Questionnaire
  • 8 Questions You Need to Be Prepared to Answer - Even if the Client Doesn't Ask
  • Project Manager Self Evaluation Checklist
  • Annotated Proposal Outline
  • Project Planning Tool Shopping List
  • Website Specification Checklist
  • WordPress Project Team Roles and ResponsibilitiesTeam
  • Sample Change Control Process

What Our Students Say…

“I pitched a rough order of magnitude to a client before Christmas on a project that is upwards of 40K, had a callback today they questioned why the initial estimate was vague.

I told them how we employ a 2 step proposal process and how you will need to pay for us to to an SoW and all of the points you taught.

After this explanation, they understood why we can’t give a detailed Quote, but rather a ball park figure unless they engage us to dive deeper.

They are happy to proceed with the SoW without a fixed price either.”

Dustin Gray – PIXELBIRDTM – Australia

Caroline – WordCamp Asheville

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Roadmap Overview

Mindsets and best practices for implementing the Roadmap processes plus the Roadmap Project Plan download.

12 Individual Roadmaps

Targeted to address common project problems and improve general project execution.

Ongoing Curated Content

From industry experts regarding productivity and improving general business management.

More specifically…

Problem Solving Roadmaps

Click the buttons to see the lessons and template downloads for each Roadmaps that is currently available.

Content Collection

Stop the content collection bottleneck by providing better project estimates and completely automating the content collection process.

Scope Creep Elimination

Kill scope creep by setting the proper client expectations, invoking a GOOD change control procedure, and using the “magic” change budget.

Client Acquisition

Learn from industry experts, unique ways to find clients, how to get clients, charge more, establish recurring revenue, and more…

Client Management

Improve client compliance by establishing  boundaries, setting proper expectations, and crafting the perfect contract.

Agency Productivity

Increase day-to-day agency efficiency by automating your business processes and applying productivity principles.

Risks/Issues Management

Craft a plan to effectively deal with issues and risks and solidify proper client expectations by establishing a mitigation plan early in the process.

Project Execution Roadmaps

The Proposal Roadmap

Learn what should and SHOULD NOT be in your proposal, how to automate the process, and apply best practices when presenting proposals to clients.

Discovery Roadmap

Get paid for the deep dive discovery activities, ensure you get ALL the requirements (the first time), and create a full website specification.

Validation/Testing Roadmap

Improve quality by using test plans and an automated method for receiving feedback on design and testing.

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Continuous Improvement 

Get better at project management and productivity over time by adopting a continuous improvement process and best practices.

Client Training Roadmap

Reduce support requests by crafting an effective training plan, ensuring proper client training, and outsourcing when necessary. 

The Complete Roadmap Framework Manual

Download the Roadmap manual for later reference.

Release Target: TBD

But Wait!! There’s More…

Lessons and Ongoing Curated Content From Industry Experts

Click the photo for a brief intro to each subject matter expert.

James Rose

Agency Productivity

Content Collection

Mike Killen

Selling and Pricing

Finding Your Niche

Adam Warner

Increasing Productivity by

Automating Maintenance

Hans and Donata

Privacy/Legal Policies

Recurring Revenue

Brad Morrison

Increasing productivity by

Outsourcing Maintenance

Nathan Ingram

Client Management

Contracts

Matthew Rodela

Websites as a Service (WaaS)

Recurring Revenue

Kristina Romero

Care/Maintenance Plans

Recurring Revenue

Robert Jacobi

Networking

Cross-Selling

Tricia Clements

Google My Business

Citation Management

Vito Peleg

Client Feedback and

Communication Management

Cliff Almeida

Web Audits

Recurring Revenue

Lee Matthew Jackson

Continuous Improvement

Agency Transformation

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program right for me?

The WP Project Manager’s Academy is designed for anyone responsible for ensuring that WordPress projects are completed on time, within budget, with features that meet the client’s business objectives.

Whether you’re a large agency or individual WordPress solution provider or somewhere in between, if you’re struggling with retaining your project profit margin due to scope creep, missed requirements, missed deadlines, difficult clients, or general productivity, you will find value in this program.

If you are a newly-formed agency or just beginning with freelancing, many of the concepts taught in the program will help you get started on the right foot.

PLEASE NOTE: While the program is mostly non-technical in nature, at least an intermediate technical expertise in WordPress is assumed. So, this program may not be right for those just learning to use WordPress.

While other programs designed to improve your WordPress-based business touch on aspects of project management, no other program focuses on, nor teaches, core project management principles and best practices. The Complete Project Management Roadmap for WordPress is a project management framework intended to be customized based on your specific projects, customers, and the goals of your agency.

When the entire Complete PM Roadmap for WP is uploaded, it will contain 12 individual Roadmaps each targeted to a specific problem or stage of the project life cycle.  Rather than make you wait until they are all uploaded, we are offering early enrollees the opportunity to lock in a super-low monthly rate to gain access to BOTH the PM101 Roadmap as well as The Complete Roadmap. This rate will increase as additional Roadmaps are uploaded. 

There is no easy answer here. It really just depends on how many lessons are in a particular Module or Roadmap and how much time you have available to go through the lessons. Most video lessons are under 15 minutes each. Most Roadmaps have 4-5 lessons each. Some have more. Then, you also have to calculate how much time you may spend trying out the processes I recommend.

As stated in our Terms of Service:

Subscription Products: We do not offer any full, partial, or pro-rated refunds on subscription products but you may cancel your subscription at any time.

Other Products: The refund policy for any other products that may be offered on the site will be clearly stated on the purchase page and you will be asked to agree to the policy prior to completing your purchase.

Yes. You may cancel your subscription at any time. When you cancel, you will retain access to The Complete Roadmap and other features of the Premium Membership until the end of the currently paid month. If you choose to re-join at a later time, you will be charged at the publicly published subscription rate at the time you elect to re-join.

It depends on how badly you need the problem-solving Roadmaps in the advanced program. You can certainly wait, take your time going through the PM101 Roadmap, and upgrade to a Premium membership later. But, because the rate will continue to increase as Roadmaps are added, you may end up paying more when you upgrade than if you join today.

Yes, to an extent. As an active, paid Premium Member of the WP Project Manager’s Academy, you may download and use the templates, tools, cheat sheets, and any other download available from the program for use in your own agency or practice for the benefit of your clients. You may NOT however copy, alter, repackage, sell, or otherwise use the materials for your own personal profit.

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The Complete Project Management Roadmap for WordPress

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  • The WordPress Project Management 101 Roadmap
  • Advanced Roadmaps targeted to address a specific problem or stage of the project management life cycle
  • More templates and done-for-you project documents, tools, and demos
  • Ongoing, curated content regarding project and productivity management from industry Subject Matter Experts

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  • 1. Crafting a Content-First Approach That Works
  1. Lessons
    Preparing the Process
    Setting Proper Client Expectations Around Content
  1. Downloads
  2. Sample Internal Content Collection Process
  3. Sample Client-Facing Content-First Approach Description
  4. Client Expectations Guide (for Content)
  • 2. Considering Content in the Project Estimate
  1. Lessons
  2. Why Estimate Content?
    Validating Pages with the Client
    Creating the Content Estimate
  1. Downloads
  2. Pre-Proposal Questionnaire Template (2020)
  3. Our ROM Estimating Spreadsheet
  • 3. Using Layouts to Validate Content
  1. Lessons
  2. Why Use Wireframes?
    Preparing to Create Wireframes with Elementor
    Creating Wireframes with Elementor
    How to Review Wireframes with the Client
  1. Downloads
  2. Instructions for installing our Elementor Wireframes Template
  3. Our Elementor Wireframes Template
  • 4. Automating the Content Collection Process
  1. Lessons
  2. Why Clients Don’t Deliver Content On Time
  3. Content Snare Overview
  4. Setting Up Content Snare
  5. What the Content Snare Request Process Looks Like
  1. Downloads
  2. Content Snare Setup Checklist
  3. Reminder Schedule Worksheet
  4. Content Snare Field types Cheat Sheet
  • 5. Implementing Your Content Collection Process
  1. Lessons
  2. 8 Tasks to Implementing Your Content Collection Process
  1. Downloads
  2. The Content Collection Roadmap Implementation Checklist
  • 1. Preparing the Process(es) Surrounding Change Management
  1. Lessons
  2. Prevent Scope Creep by Embracing Change
  3. Create Your Change Control Documents 
  4. Change and Acceptance Management (2 P’s in a Pod)
  5. Educate the Client Regarding Change
  1. Downloads
  2. Agency Change Management Process
  3. Change Control Procedure Example
  4. Change Request Form Template
  5. Change Request Log Template
  6. Agency Acceptance Management Process
  7. Acceptance Procedure Example
  8. Deliverable Acceptance Form Template
  9. Project Acceptance Form Template
  10. Client Expectations Guide – for Change
  • 2. Automating Change Control
  1. Lessons
  2. The Value of Templates
  3. Zapping the Change Control Form
  1. Downloads
  2. List of Academy Templates with Locations
  • 3. Implementing Change Control Processes
  1. Lessons
  2. 4 Tasks to Implementing Your Change Control Processes
  1. Downloads
  2. Change Management – Implementation Checklist
  • 1. Selling and Pricing
  1. Lessons
  2. Selling Additional Services – with Mike Killen (Part 1)
  3. Selling Additional Services – with Mike Killen (Part 2)
  • 2. Products as Lead Generators and Recurring Revenue
  1. Lessons
  2. Blueprint to Agency Lead Generation – with Cliff Almeida
  3. How to Use Legal Compliance to Generate Leads – with Hans Skillrud
  • 3. Services as Lead Generators and Recurring Revenue
  1. Lessons
  2. Turnkey Websites – Websites as a Service – with Matt Rodela
  3. Local SEO, Google My Business, Citation Management – with Tricia Clements
  4. Care Plan Fundamentals – with Kristina Romero
  1. Downloads
  2. Turnkey Websites Tech Stack Checklist
  3. Care Plan Fundamentals Checklist
  • 1. Understanding Clients
  1. Lessons
  2. The Importance of Positioning
  3. Building Fences Around Friendly Monsters
  4. How to Stop the Disappearing Client
  1. Download
  2. Client Management Plan Template
  • 2. Managing Clients
  1. Lessons
  2. Settng proper Client Expectations
  3. Elements of an Effective Contract
  4. Dealing with Difficult Clients
  5. The Client from Hell
  • 1. General Productivity
  1. Lessons
  2. Agency Productivity Overview
  3. How to Work Less by Becoming a Zapier Wizard – with James Rose
  1. Download
  2. Agency Productivity Checklist
  • 2. Care Plan and Support Productivity
  1. Lessons
  2. Streamlining Website Maintenance – with Adam Warner
  3. Increasing Productivity with Outsourcing – with Brad Morrison
  • 1. Creating the Risk and Issues Management Processes
  1. Lessons
  2. Creating a Risk Management Plan
  3. Creating an Issues Management Plan
  1. Downloads
  2. Sample Risk Management Plan
  3. Sample Issues Management Plan
  • 2. Implementing Risk and Issues Management Plans
  1. Lessons
  2. Presenting Project Risk and Issues to the Client
  3. How to Identify Project Risks
  4. How to Determine Risk Mitigations
  5. Tracking and Managing Project Risk and Issues
  1. Download
  2. List of 10 Common Project Risks
  3. Risk Management Log Template
  4. Issues Management Log Template
  • 1. Complete the Proposal Questionnaire
  1. Lessons
  2. 1. Proposal Best Practices
  3. 2. Completing the Questionnaire for Triad Family Law
  1. Downloads
  2. Proposal Best Practices
  3. Initial Discovery Best Practices Checklist
  4. Pre-Proposal Questionnaire
  • 2. Create the Estimate
  1. Lessons
  2. 1. Why the Pad is Bad and Other Estimating Best Practices
  3. 2. Estimating Demo – Triad Family Law
  1. Downloads
  2. Estimating Best Practices Checklist
  3. Roadmap Project Plan with Estimating Sheet
  • 3. Creating the Initial Proposal
  1. Lessons
  2. 1. Presenting Your Proposal and Contract
  3. 2. Proposal Section Walkthrough
  4. 3. Proposal Walkthrough with Triad Family Law
  1. Downloads
  2. Proposal Pre-Flight Checklist
  3. Example Language for WordPress Proposals
  4. Sample Proposal for Triad Family Law
  • 1. Preparing for the Deep Dive Discovery
  1. Lessons
  2. Breaking the Deep Dive Into Its Components
  3. Preparing Your Deep Dive Templates
  1. Download
  2. Acceptance Criteria Checklist
  3. Deliverable Acceptance Form
  4. Project Cancellation form
  • 2. Conducting the Deep Dive Discovery
  1. Lessons
  2. Design and Validate Layouts
  3. Create the Functional/Technical Requirements
  4. Refine Content Needs
  5. Create Branding and Style Specification
  6. Create and Present the Statement of Work
  7. Roadmap Wrap Up
  1. Download
  2. Functional/Technical Requirements Template
  3. Offline Content Specification
  4. Branding and Style Specification Template
  5. Statement of Work Template
  • 1. Planning ro Improve
  1. Lessons
  2. Types of Continuous Improvement
  3. The 5 Continuous Improvement Principles You Need to Follow
  4. Did You Learn Your Lesson? – The Key to Process Improvement
  1. Downloads
  2. 5 Whys Worksheet
  3. 5 Principles of Continuous Improvement Printable
  4. Process Improvement Case Study
  • 2. Implementing Agency Improvement
  1. Lessons
  2. Improving Your Client Base
  3. The Importance of Networking (and How to Do It)
  4. The 5 Stages of Agency Transformation
  5. It’s All About Community
  6. Resources for Continuous Learning
  1. Download
  2. Ideal Client Worksheet
  3. List of Influencers to Follow
  4. Simple Digital Agency Sales Funnel Infographic
  5. 4 Steps of Networking Printable
  6. Agency Transformation Worksheet
  7. Community Resource List
  8. Continuous Learning Resource List
  • 1. All About WordPress Client Training
  1. Lessons
  2. What Form of Training Should You Provide
  3. How to Design a Good Client Training Plan
  4. What to Do if You Flat-Out Suck at Training
  1. Downloads
  2. Sample Training Approach Statement
  3.  
  4. Bonus Download – Education is Allowing People to Become Reliant on Themselves (by Mike Killen)
  5.  
  6. Client Training Plan Template
  7.  
  8. Bonus Download – White Labeled Video Training Comparison Chart