All projects, regardless of the field, go through a similar life cycle, going through several stages/phases, during which several processes take place. The development of projects through these well-defined structures reduces the degree of insecurity, increases the control of the project, and allows decisions to be made after each phase.
By organizing things in stages, the project manager ensures that the services or products delivered at the end of each phase are in line with the intended purpose and, at the same time, that the members of the project team are prepared for the next phase of the project.
Below we will summarize the general stages of a project, as well as some practical aspects about the relationships between team members, clients, and other stakeholders at the level of a project.
The implementation and development process consists of the following stages:
1. Identifying goals and objectives
The first step in initiating each project is to set up a meeting for better communication and a more detailed understanding of the needs of your business. Gathering information about your company, business objectives, information about the products and/or services offered, as well as the consultation and counseling process, are essential steps in developing a website.
2. Planning a development strategy
We are carrying out a development strategy and a plan (technical specifications document) based on the accumulated information to highlight and detail our project's essential aspects. A good business plan guarantees long-term success.
3. Design concept
Once the project's technical specifications have been agreed upon and approved, the design proposals will be implemented. The website design will be based on an interview that you will complete with the information that you consider necessary to understand your expectations and vision on the visual aspect of the project.
4. Design and implementation
The stage immediately following the approval of the graphic concept is the actual construction of the application according to the established project plan.
Once the project has a complete analysis and a sufficiently detailed design, the team can develop the project components. The details of the various processes and potential approaches to these phases are not the subject of this article, which is in itself a broad topic.
5. The application testing process
Before the site is posted online, it will go through a thorough testing step to ensure compatibility with different browsers, application functionality, and ease of use.
6. Support and maintenance
Providing support during the project transition from the project team to the client team is the focus of this stage. For various reasons, the project team is reassigned to new projects much too quickly once the project has been delivered. This reduces awareness of the benefits or potential issues after delivery for reasons not necessarily related to the project team. Monitoring the benefits of the delivered project is very important for the team's morale and can help promote the project or establish future action points to ensure the success of future initiatives. You can count on our team for any need or problem that may arise.
The approach with the essential attention and care of all these phases of the life cycle of a project is essential for the success of the project, the quality of the product offered to the client, and the satisfaction and evolution of the teams.