Web development projects can be extremely complicated and take a long time and a lot of effort. With that being the case, you should do everything that you can to make sure that you truly are spending the most effective time and energy processes on the most important aspects of the client’s needs.
To help you with that, consider the five following ways to move your toward achieving your desired end result of web development processes, without having to worry that you’re going to get distracted along the way, or run into interruptions in workflow.
Find a Simple, Effective Time Tracker
Particularly if you’re in charge of what everyone is doing at any given point, knowing that you’ve installed time-tracking software so everyone is on the the same page about work efforts is extremely important. You can also use some time-trackers to notate where people are (via GPS) which is great because that way people don’t have to take the extra steps of checking in when they are either at the home office or at a remote location working on the job at hand. Goal achievement has never been easier when it comes to mobile applications.
Learn To Use the Cloud
If you’re not aware of how the cloud works to help with business matters, then now is the time to learn. Your web development team can work simultaneously on different platforms and in different places, but since everyone will understand the checking in and out processes, more can get done, faster, and more effectively.
Consider How Your Audience Views the Site
Many times, web development teams will get lost in details and forget about who the main audience of a site is. It is often up to to the developers and the client working together in tandem to maintain the required focus to get jobs done, but once again, if both of those parties are more interested in metrics than success rates of human connection, projects can suffer.
Be Aware of Possible Industry Changes
For as much time and energy you can put into web design, the industry can change fairly quickly. We all remember how much time and energy went into websites designed with Adobe Flash, right? And now, none of that tremendous amount of effort is much supported anymore. That’s right, an entire cultural set has dissolved, as Flash is no longer supported. So it’s important to be able to flex around the central structural idea rather than the techniques themselves.
Keep Size and Scope In Mind
Lastly, to help achieve goals on time, remember the size and scope of each project. Small projects need less focus, and large projects are going to warrant more detailed work. If you forget size and scope, you lose track of what you should be prioritizing.
Originally posted on November 6, 2015 @ 10:06 pm