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Controlling the budget for Drupal projects

Roman M, Project Lead
August 16, 2017

Managing the budget is a critical skill for any business which are involved in web development projects.

Budget control

Be sure

To ensure your project success, you’ll want to make sure you’re keeping an eye on the project management triangle. 

Setting your project up for success means keeping an eye on scope, budget, and timeline and choosing two of the most important ones to you. If you’re reading this post, the budget is one of the most important items for you.


5 important things to know

Here are a few things that you can do to make sure that you stay on budget. 
One of the things you want to make sure is that you’ve got time for all the other activities that move a project forward. 

This would be things like:
- planning
- user experience design
- information or architecture
- project management and communications
- quality assurance

A website can be built fairly quickly, but it’s the content population. The writing, editing, image creation that usually takes the longest. So that’s something that you’ll want to get started on as soon as possible.


Do you have them?

Make sure you have clear acceptance criteria.
- visual design 
- functionality 
- subjective elements
- difficult to describe elements

If you’re working towards a certain indescribable something. I’ll know when you see it approach – that’s another way that your budget can be completely blown.

Sometimes budgets are created from a long list of requirements without an excellent idea of what the overlying goal is. 
That’s kind of like giving somebody a recipe, a list of ingredients without telling them what they’re cooking be.

Be sure to check out our process of working on the projects.

And if you have any questions about how we help our clients control their budgets – don’t hesitate to text us.