1. The Creeping (Scope Creep) Client
The creeping attack is characterized by an initial agreement to implement a set of agreed upon features by a series of repeated requests for new functionality and additions that were never discussed.
2. The Low Ball Client
The single minded focus on the price of the project right from the beginning.
3. The Octopus Client
This is characterized by micromanagement. The many hands of the octopus reach in and try to control every aspect of the project, effectively overriding your judgements and experience.
4. Attack of Urgency Client
It is characterized by a series of blindingly fast requests that you are expected to deal with at a moments notice.
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5. Hands On Hands Off Client
This consists of the client doing or saying very little if anything at all. With no feedback to go by, good or bad, the freelancer is more less left to make best guess and hope it sticks.
6. Golden Peacock Client
This client essentially dazzle you with “you should be lucky to work for this client or company for this project ABC” so you work for next to nothing for the glory of working on the project in the first place.
7. The Extortionist Client
It is one that you don’t ever want to deal with. Essentially, this client uses money to control you and don’t pay services on time.
8. Crouching Tiger Client
Essentially the client baits the freelancer with the promise of future riches and success if they are willing to take a hit now and wait and give the client the sale of the century on this project.
9. The Dream Client
They are rare but they do exist. They pay on time, express appreciation for your work, treat you with respect and they have realistic expectations and timelines.
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Anayansi Gamboa has an extensive background in clinical data management as well as experience with different EDC systems including Oracle InForm, InForm Architect, Central Designer, CIS, Clintrial, Medidata Rave, Central Coding, OpenClinica, Open Source and Oracle Clinical.