A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects

A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects

Breandán Knowlton

those that make web content occasionally say that their consumers are unreasonable. those that pay for web content occasionally say that the pros they lease don't comprehend company and can't keep on with time cut-off dates. A undertaking supervisor is true within the heart - and a sensible undertaking supervisor can remedy misconceptions in either instructions whereas inspiring all people concerned to interact creatively.

Veteran venture supervisor Breandán Knowlton has been engaged on the net considering that its starting, and has obvious miraculous successes and disastrous mess ups alongside the way in which. In handling net tasks he presents recommendation, checklists and directions for every part of your paintings on a standard internet undertaking, even if you could have a proper history in undertaking administration. From preliminary inception via to ultimate assessment, this publication is stuffed with sensible principles that will help you make your subsequent net undertaking a good adventure for everyone.

WHO may still learn THIS BOOK?

Those who proportion accountability for initiatives aren't continually known as venture managers. If you're an online specialist, service provider imperative, or signify an employer commissioning an internet site, this ebook provides you with the aspect you must maintain issues heading in the right direction on your region, expect dangers and create gentle relationships between stakeholders.

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PART 1: starting A PROJECT

So you’re going to do an online undertaking? It’s time to contemplate your objectives, your venture administration method and to comic strip out the trajectory of the project’s levels. during this part, I'll study confirmed undertaking administration methodologies, the easiest methods of operating conferences and the tips to promoting internet paintings and proposing bids. developing robust briefs and suggestions, and estimating the size of a possible undertaking also are right here. as soon as the bid is received and your group is prepared, this part also will provide you with advice for making plans a good kick-off, workshops and undertaking communications.


At this level, you’ve received the fairway gentle and are able to cross ahead with the venture! consumer and marketplace learn, content material governance and usefulness checking out all lie prior to you and your crew. during this part, I’ll discuss carrying out interviews, developing personas, featuring examine, doing content material inventories and designing for usability. making plans the mixing technique and estimating key values on your venture also are severe abilities during this section of undertaking management.


The wireframing part brings up plenty of questions of constancy, supplier, and presentation. during this part, I overview taxonomies, paper prototyping, layouts and layout constraints. I’ll additionally talk about the various many points of visible language and picture layout, as they relate in your undertaking administration approach, together with the tough comps query, person trip sketches and selecting the appropriate instruments. With lots of sketches and annotations to symbolize your team’s paintings, you’ll have the capacity to go through the visible layout part with confidence.

PART four: development AND TESTING

Content administration platforms and integration current undertaking managers with an array of complex judgements. during this part, I speak about your CMS innovations and discover the maze of integrating with firm databases and consumer dating platforms. As you progress throughout the construct and deployment levels, I'll assist you specialize in switch and probability administration. I’ll additionally speak about a number of the checking out and Agile improvement innovations that may support your group throughout the project.


With the venture nearing final touch, you will discover the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel. yet there are a number of extra issues to handle sooner than the positioning is going stay. during this part, I talk about checklists, catastrophe making plans, social business plan, handover, objectives, metrics, analytics, and changing your comprehensive initiatives into glowing case reviews. i'll additionally evaluation a number of instruments and strategies for making plans for the longer term after wrap-up is finished, together with aid contracts and crew improvement.

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