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Scope Creep, Traveling Salesman, 100% Uptime

Recorded:
August 10, 2021
Released:
August 25, 2021
Modified:
August 25, 2021

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss all the ridiculous things that clients ask of us tech professionals with real stories from our Twitter account as well as our own personal accounts. We tackle commonly asked for items like 100% uptime, and the dreaded project scope creep that keeps us working away on something that should have been months ago. It was a funny, enraging, and highly conversational episode that you're not gonna want to miss!

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss all the ridiculous things that clients ask of us tech professionals with real stories from our Twitter account as well as our own personal accounts. We tackle commonly asked for items like 100% uptime, and the dreaded project scope creep that keeps us working away on something that should have been months ago. It was a funny, enraging, and highly conversational episode that you're not gonna want to miss!

Show Notes

3:30 - Asking to solve np-complete problems
14:25 - 100% uptime requirement / 24/7 availability
25:45 - Scope Creep Adding features after the contract has been signed because this should be 'easy'
33:40 - Asking for too much, paying too little
41:15 - Asking to support super old hardware/browsers
48:45 - Misusing the term MVP
54:30 - Instant userbase

Key Takeaways

  • Be flexible with customers demands. Tell them when you are doing that though, so they don't assume that is what you'll do every time.
  • It's on you to educate the customer on what's possible and what is not
  • Learn when to say no.

Twitter Mentions

Phil @philostar
Arun @aiorun
Vitto @vittoStack
Csaba @csaba_kissi
Robert @robertbalazsi
Alex @thealexkates

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