I'm in the middle of a corporate WWW site redesign project for the IT consulting company that I work for. Right now our site is just plain embarrassing. It looks like one of the project pages from SourceForge.net. We need a site that makes people take notice and makes us look like a serious player in our industry.
Has anybody done a major makeover project for a Inc. 500 website? Can you tell me the process you went through? What kind of planning was done? How it was executed?
This is your chance to be web strategists circa 1999.
I've identified parts that need to be addressed like:
- Corporate cultural changes
- Infrastructure (servers, CMS, etc).
What else on this list am I missing? I have a presentation on this project later in the week and need to cover the bases.
Here's something which should help your planning. PERT and GANTT charts are mainly used to forumulate business models, yet could be readily applied to your project. Any extensive website is situated on prettymuch the same prinicples.
Something else I'd sling into the presentation is what software you'll be needing/using to manage the project. Something like TaskTimer and its associated plugins, for instance. I'm evaluating this software now to use for an upcoming multi-developer project. Looks like the ticket.
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