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Tips to Run a Web Development Project Successfully

Posted In Technology Reviews, Webmaster - By Techtiplib on Monday, August 26th, 2013 With No Comments »

Ever since the beginning of the Internet its popularity has never shown any signs of slowing down. With each passing day it keeps bringing in more aspects of our lives within its ambit.  Thus, the entire business of web developing also gathers continuous importance and has consequently turned into a competitive market with a number of effective players in the field like Nexus developers, Builder etc. Hence, there is no place for a sloppily developed web project; every developer needs to push themselves as well as coordinate with all other members of their team to complete any web development project successfully.

There are a few points which if taken by heart can assure a successful execution of any such project. These tips are as follows:

  • Know your client – Before you have a formal meeting and discussion with your client, find out some of the fundamental, technical information regarding your client and the project. These include basic details like the chief goals of the project, contact details of project managers etc.
  • Primary correspondence from client – The next step involves retrieving certain technical information from the client directly e.g. server info, domain information, previous campaigns etc. This particular step actually helps you gauge on the basis of the first correspondence, how cooperative your client is going to be during the entire project development process.
  • Compile all information- All the information that you would’ve gathered in the first two steps should be streamlined and compiled before any face to face discussion. This practice will help you to lend clarity to your own ideas about the project, and thereby stress on your professional attitude and approach.
  • Initial discussion – This is the part which is going to lay the foundation for the completion of any project. This involves both parties- the clients and the developers, thus an open, to the point and interactive communication here will enable both parties to air their views, exchange ideas, ascertain goals as well as create an immediate rapport between both sides. One of the highlights of such a meeting should be to convey to the client what you’ll be delivering. The client should get a clear idea of what he will be receiving at the end of the deal in this preliminary stage. This increases transparency and helps the clients be confident about your vision.
  • The perils of ‘collective imagination”- If the aforementioned meeting is attended by numerous participants, then chances are that the meeting will end in chaos. Inclusion of a larger number of participants may seem like a good idea in theory; you might think this will lead you to come up with more genuine, effective and creative ideas owing to the ‘collective imagination”. But, what really happens is that everyone comes up with their different ideas which often clash with each other. Thus at the end of the meet you end up with numerous discordant views with barely any useful information to go forward with. Thus, it is essential to check the number of participants in the meeting, keep it to a handful of your most effective and professional team members.
  • Be assertive – Once you have all the technical details and goals laid out before you, convey how you will be going about with the look of the site (based on the requirements of the client). Don’t let the client dictate to you every bit of details, put across your own ideas justifiably, thus showing that you’re the right person for the job.

As long as you follow these steps and maintain a clear communication path with your client, you’ll be able to successfully complete your web development project.

Author Bio:

Simon Hopes is a well-known tech industry blogger and has been working for Nexus developers for a couple of years. His tech related write-ups have a wide reader base on the web. 

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