ICOMEX - Web Site Project Development Lifecycle
Building a Corporate or Non-Profit Organization web site is an end-to-end, step-by-step project management process. At ICOMEX, we have created a successful project development lifecycle. Based on six phases, it can be applied to virtually any web site development project large or small. Each phase may take between one to ten weeks depending on the scope and requirements of the project.
PHASE I - Project Analysis, Definition and Scope
The first step is for us to understand your business model and your ideas expectations about the Internet. We work with you to clearly define your initial and long-term goals. We will review our analysis of your web site development project and provide a formal project proposal, reviewing proposed functionality and specific technologies that will be used to accomplish your business objectives. Once you accept the proposal, and signed our Master Service Agreement, ICOMEX will prepare a strategic project plan.
Issues that are addressed in PHASE I include: What will the solution be? Who will use it and how? What will it do? How will it work? What are the costs involved?
PHASE II - Design and Site Mapping
Once we establish the project scope we will hit the drawing boards. We will establish your information architecture, image branding, stylesheet, and interface layout, creating the look and feel of your website. Reviewed and authorized by you, these design fundamentals will serve as the basis for all subsequent development and implementation activities. Once design and application directions are nailed down, the content and systems development begins. Access to our evaluation servers will be setup for you to review the progress of your project. Your organization will have the access and ability to advise on an as needed, but ongoing basis. Close collaboration between ICOMEX and your organization is essential to the successful completion of PHASE II. The result is a working prototype.
Issues addressed in PHASE II include: Defining the initial layout of your site, number and names of categories, pages and overall content placement. Corporate image and brand, graphics, stylesheets, and color themes are established into the user interface and content design.
PHASE III - Development, Programming and Production
Using the framework established in PHASE II, we now develop the content pages, applications, software engines that will be used to power your Internet applications. Our team will collaborate with you on all aspects of the development process to ensure your complete satisfaction. The client evaluation site will remain for you to review and comment. During this time, minor changes will be absorbed into the user interface, content, design, and navigation methodology.
In this PHASE we advance into production, completing initial data-entry, content layout, graphic design and minor modifications.
PHASE IV - Project Review and Audit
After our development team completes design and production of your project the site will be tested and approved. All design, content and functionality will be systematically audited to assure data integrity and performance. Following extensive testing and debugging you are presented with the final product.
In this phase we apply our Quality Audit to assure complete customer satisfaction. ICOMEX conducts Quality Control & Testing to ensure that our web sites meet our clients' defined needs and objectives.
PHASE V - The Launch
Now your company has the competitive edge. Equipped with a new and powerful tool you are ready to take on the world. We will help you do just that. We can invoke an international marketing campaign that can reach masses of potential Internet users around the world. Following the launch we have a series of Internet marketing plans and services that will help grow and maintain your web presence.
PHASE VI - Hosting, Management and Maintenance
Phase VI addresses the big picture. How to successfully grow and build on your organization's new internet presence. All web applications and websites will operate on our secure high-speed server site located in Frisco, Texas. Hosting plan starts at a very affordable $25.00 per month. This includes: use of the connectivity, server systems, use of the content management and e-commerce software, and backup support, in addition to system updates and feature enhancements as they become available.
The Next Step
At ICOMEX, we support our client's business transformation and growth. We are here with you for the long haul, and we are by your side all the way. Our business is to help your business be successful.
If you currently have a website, but it has not reached the full potential you envisioned, call us. Let us help! It's never to late to join the ICOMEX family.
This web site project development lifecycle outline acts only as a guide when working with our clients. Each phase of in this process will be tailored to the specific needs of each client's project.