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Web Design & Development a Tricky Thing to Handle – Really?

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Web Design & Development service providers follow a simple mantra “Create, Deliver and Manage, personalized online experiences – to your clients and in turn their clients as well.” The efforts are made in a single direction through a unified and integrated web content management system to provide immersive digital content across channels including web, mobile, and on-site screens.

Web Design & Development a Tricky

A web Design & Development project is bound to be a bumpy ride! – No, I am not trying to freak you out; but yes, many times it happens that the plan that looks amazing and foolproof on paper may not work out precisely as anticipated. In worst-case scenarios when a web design & development is shelved up in the mid-way, such abruptly abandoned projects are heavy – not only on your pocket; but also for the valuable man-hours you put in.

Let us begin with some of the pitfalls that make Web Design & Development a tricky thing to handle:

Less Focused Approach on Features and Functions – Lack of focused approach is the major cause of the glitches and hurdles that comes. Most of the time, development teams fail to recognize their larger business goals; subsequently failing to appeal the customers with new and other end-to-end technologies which comes with CMS integration.

Clash between Business and IT – Such conflicts surfaces mostly when business folks cannot get a hold of technical issues, and the technical people cannot understand issues like branding or content authoring.

Too Many Managers for a Single Project– As it is said too many cooks, spoils the food – When there are a number of managers for a single project; the result is lack of a clear vision, quick decision-making and consequently making the project a flop show.

After pondering over the basic ‘pimple points’ that make it a difficult task; Let us see how you can apply some the lessons (learnt by the constant failures) to make sure Web Design & Development is deployed without any issues:

Keep all Key Stakeholders in the Loop

An organization with a cross-functional team of key stakeholders will win half the battle. It is important to bring in all the people in the team together and keep each of them updated with latest developments in the project. This will mitigate the risk of getting surprised as things at all level will be crystal clear about the project and hence anyone can become a useful resource and come to the rescue.

Strategic Communication

Don’t keep your team in dark. Your team should know ‘what their responsibilities are and what exactly is expected from them’. Such strategic communication will help them to understand the broader perspective and thus pay attention to every bit of the project.

Expand your View

Limiting your vision will surely hamper the development. So, be sure you are well aware about the business requirements when identifying your web designing needs. Make a wish list of which technologies will be a part of the project, and how you will integrate them with existing technologies. “It helps in getting the best results from the existing technological resources along with new deployments.

Chirag Shivalker
About the Author: Chirag Shivalker heads the Content team at Hi-Tech iSolutions LLP. He has a long history in the BPM space and covers wide range of topics on BPM, Enterprise 2.0 and technology trends in business. He also enjoys writing about how active leadership and development plans can pave path for a process aware organizational culture that helps successful and sustainable process – based management.