The most important aspect
of any project is the establishment of a Project Team.
requires varying levels of expertise. Determine what project-specific needs you
have. Is the site a dynamic site? Is there a large multimedia effort? Will you
need specific Web programming or database expertise?
Once the key
objectives have been defined we would build a team, which met your requirements,
during the life of the project a key contact person will be available to answer
any questions you may have and keep you informed of all progress.
Below we have
outlined the typical stages of a project.
the project time is spent in Meticulous Planning.
Manager and Creative Director meet prospective Client to establish their
objectives, budget and time scale. At this meeting the Client's needs should be
identified, defined and clarified, before the project goes into the design and
Manager, in conjunction with Creative Director and Technical Manager, produces a
proposal defining the scope of the web project, both in terms of production
resource requirements and costs. This would be submitted to the Client for
Manager confirms project scope with Client and Contract is signed. Project
Manager is appointed and becomes single point of contact for Client and requests
details of it for Client organization plus an agreed communication method.
Client is given access to a project specific extranet site where status reports
and work-in-progress is made available for Client review.
Manager creates a detailed site map, describing the overall structure, hierarchy
of content, navigation and naming of major sections.
Director ensures full understanding of the Client's brand, facilitates
brainstorming and ideas generation. Web Designer produces a number of home and
sub-page combinations for review by the Client. The Client chooses one of the
treatments and agrees that this specifies the website's 'Look and Feel'.
Manager produces 'Walk Through' screens that show the functionality of the site
from a user's perspective. Technical manager ensures that the 'Walk Through'
show functionality that is technically possible. 'Walk Through' is made
available to the Client who agrees that this shows the exact functionality to be
made available to user.
Manager, who works with the Client to obtain content from within the Client
organisation, collates content and the site is populated. Project Manager
advises Client on any content issues.
Manager produces code that enables the defined functionality.
Site is now
complete and all content, coding and links are manually checked for errors and
to ensure site integrity. A person not previously involved in project best
carries out testing.
Manager agrees with Client that the site is ready to be made live.
Manager Co-ordinates the site launch activity. Technical Manager handles all
technical aspects in regard to the launch of the site i.e. domain naming, server
set-up and bandwidth issues. The website becomes available to users and search
engines and directories are notified of its existence.