09-08-2008, 07:48 PM
We all know that web sites are always being tweaked and updated (or at least should be). What guidelines do you go by to determine when a project is technically done and have evolved into the maintenance part.
10-03-2008, 11:58 AM
After 155 views, does this mean that NO ONE knows when they are done with the project and have entered into the MAINTENANCE phase? How long does a customer get to tweak before I start charging for maintenance?
i'll assume by your second post that you are speaking of a clients website you are developing.
imo, the project needs to start with very definite goals. once those goals are reached, you have to ask to close the project.
for example, when the client provides changes to the original project, you say "ok, other then that, are there any other changes you need to complete this project?"
if they say yes, get those changes now. if they say no, then you just confirm - "great, then I'll make those changes and your monthly hosting and/or maintenance will begin starting tomorrow"
it's really up to you to set expectations and end a project.
hope that's helpful!