Detailed project planning prior ensures provides clear expectations, identification of potential issues, assignment of responsibilities, and realistic timelines.
A site map is a visual representation of the sections/pages of your website and their hierarchy. It's used as a planning document for both current content and future additions to the website. We work with you to make sure this is as accurate as possible before moving on to the design.
Larger web projects may get broken down into smaller milestones for staged rollouts. For example, a business offering a new type of product could break up the project into:
- Stage 1: Teaser website with newsletter signup form
- Stage 2: Detailed product information and registration form
- Stage 3: Fully featured site with online ordering
Large scale and time sensitive projects may require identification of blockers (tasks that prevent other tasks from being performed) early on. For example, an e-commerce website would require a decision on what credit processor is to be uesd before the checkout sytem can be completed, and the business owner or finance department is reponsible for that. The payment processor decision is a blocker for the checkout, so that task should be assigned as early as possible to avoid delays.
Regardless of the size of the project, the same planning process is used. To keep everything organized, we use Jira, an online software project management tool.
We use Agile techniques to deliver projects quickly and interate. The nature of website projects invites collaboration, iteration, and change, so the Agile method is a perfect fit for how we like to work and interact with our clients.