Across the globe, companies are seeking innovative ways to reduce costs, while continuing to provide their customers the best products, in the fastest possible time. Companies all over the world are making outsourced product development a strategic & integral part of their business plan. Our PMP certified project manager, working with the best internal staff and the most qualified consultants, will make sure that your project comes in on time, in scope and on budget.
Below are just a few of the things our project manager does on a web development project to make sure your dollar goes the distance!
We review the project charter and initial scope statement if there is one. If you haven’t put down anything on paper detailing the project and what you want to accomplish, we will provide you with a template and questionnaire to help you get going.
In this phase we take the scope statement from above and put in the hours to define the scope further and make sure we understand what it is you want to accomplish. Often times this step is the most important in the project management process as it creates the framework of the what will be produced. You can never have too much definition here as it protects you as a client from getting an inferior product and protects us as developers from having the scope change or expand beyond what was paid for.
The project is speeding along now and production is done in this phase of the project. We will acquire any additional resources if they are needed. Additionally, we will break down the project into code sprints to produce the modules that will make up the final product or service. Finally, a work schedule will be created for all of the resources on the web development project taking into account lead and lag times and the expected delivery date to make sure that the project comes in on time.
Monitoring / Controlling:
Another extremely important phase of the web development project that insures that what is being produced actually matches the scope statement governing the project. In addition this process is crucial in identifying threats to the web development project being a success when it is deployed. In this phase the project manager works with project resources to perform quality checks on both the user experience as well as the functionality of the web application. Any anomalies found will be communicated back to the you as the stakeholder for review and action. This phase could possibly alter the scope statement and require change orders. These change orders could affect one or all of the scope, budget and delivery date. It might seem a bit daunting to think there is actually a project phase built in that may alter any of those things but think of the alternative: Paying for a project that is unusable because no one took the time to audit the product to make sure it well thought out and usable. In the end this phase makes sure that your effort and budget was well spent.
The final step of the phase and project. We do some very important work in this final step. Documentation is developed that is necessary for the administrator or end user to understand how to use the product or service developed. A Knowledge Base is created and updated at the end of the phase and project to document the successes and challenges encountered along the way to speed future development or troubleshooting on the project. Lastly, all documents are prepared and released so that all parties have everything necessary to document the projects close.