Cutting-edge project management processes for small and large Drupal websites
Good project management provides the foundation for creativity to flourish. It is also the key to constructive and effective relationships. We have years of experience in managing Drupal based projects for charities.
This is how one of our projects will typically progress:
Step 1: The sit down chat
Face to face, we nail down:
- what you want,
- why you want it,
- what it should achieve, and
- what it should look like.
Step 2: The proposal
We write down everything we have discussed and provide pricing options and any other ideas we think are relevant. This will cover:
- User mapping and information architecture
- Donation processes and fundraising strategy
- SEO and social media
Step 3: Design
We propose to you a custom design, explaining the thinking behind it. We then take on board your comments and make necessary changes.
Step 4: Content
Content is a crucial part of the process. Sometimes we write the words for you. Sometimes you’ll write them yourself. Either way, we’ll give strategic input.
Step 5: Site Build
Taking the design and as much of the content as we can lay our hands on we start to build the site. We always do custom builds; from the ground up. The site build stage includes building the templates (the bones of a working website page) and integrating them with the Drupal content management system*.
Step 6: Revisions & Testing
We will provide you with a link to a working version of the site on our development server. While we carry out user acceptance testing and carry out any appropriate revisions (there is usually a bit of to and fro at this stage).
Step 7: Go Live
Once everyone is happy with the site we change the settings on your website address so that it points to the new site. This can sometimes take a few days to switch over.
Step 8: Marketing
Once your site is live, you have a great opportunity to TELL THE WORLD how great your organisation is. This is where all of our SEO, social media and general marketing strategy kicks in.