1. GET EVERYONE INTO THE SAME ROOM
You’ve got a new project that requires a team consisting of web designers and programmers (or print designers and printers). From the very beginning, it’s important to get the main players of your team in the same room. Keep in mind that the term “room” could also be a conference call, Skype, or Slack.
With your team in the same place, you might feel the urge to only provide the outline of the project. Followed by everyone going back to their separate corners to work.
This is an opportunity to make sure that everyone is on the same page. To do this, each member of the team needs to express any potential concerns or issues that they may have with the project.
– Does the programmer need a particular file type or minimum size of an asset to make the final result look good?
– Will the designer need to know what their limits are to create a design that not only looks good but functions well?
– Are there any budgetary or technical restrictions that the team needs to be aware of?
These are all things that get hashed out during the initial kickoff. Don’t be afraid to push your team to bring up any potential issues or things that they need to make their–and especially your–life easier. You would hate to get to the middle of the project to find out that X won’t work because of Y.