"Doing computer work for a relative or friend can be a win-win
situation. They appreciate your commitment to do a good job and you
can usually put in the right equipment. In this case, my attorney
relatives knew they needed a network to tie their practice
"For some reason, these projects never really get 'finished.'
Your client could be your kids on a home network, your
sister-in-law with DSL or a close accountant friend. The formal
project management process, with heavy emphasis on documenting
everything, goes out the window quickly. You can use planning
meetings and checklists to help track the myriad of details. Did I
mention that YOU are now the 'project team...'"