Most small firm architects are unhappy with their bookkeeping application. This is an evaluation of what is available.
Determining your Billing Overhead Factor [BOF] can be an eye-opening exercise.
I learned this technique from Paige Highfill, an architect, who was teaching other architects how computers can be used in architecture even before CAD came along. When I tried out the calculation, I was shocked to find that we were losing $15 per hour on every hour we billed! I suggest that you avoid that situation.
If you don’t document your time daily, is it timekeeping or something else?
This is one of the chapters in my e-book, Trello-PM. I want to give you a glimpse at what it is like to get set up with Trello™. See what you think...
What You Need To Know
93% of architectural firms don't need accounting - bookkeeping is plenty.
The best way to understand what a good design solution requires is NOT to start designing.
During my entire career I didn't understand what
Project Management should look like.
If the problem is quality control headaches, the lack of consistency, excessive re-work, and an unprofitable practice, what's the solution?
By now every method of invoice numbering has probably been tried.
However, this one is the best.
A Building Committee seems to be the preferred project management method for non-profits, church-based organizations and higher education.
I have Kraig Kramers to thank for describing how this tool works.
The tool is called a ’Trailing 12 Month’ chart.
The master deliverables checklist and its many uses.
That one thing that is common to all public clients...
I love checklists and tools that help you manage your work.
If you are happy with your way of storing your files, then this won't help you. If not, you may get an idea or two here.
Architects Outsource all the time.
These are some benefits.
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