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By NebIT ·
Hello all,

Our organization is getting ready to begin a web site project. This project will be led by myself on through completion. It has been decided that since we do not have adequate in-house knowledge of creating a quality web-site that we will seek outside vendor's to help us with this project.

The problem is that I have never been apart of a project like this before. I am fairly knowledable when it comes to web sites however I have no idea how to approach vendor's for different ideas ..etc

I have a good idea on what content / features we are looking for but when it comes to the bid process ..etc I could use some guidance.

I would like to know about any learned lessons that you all have had in a similar type of project. Project management is one of my weakest areas

Any and all ideas comments are welcome...

thank you

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by Oldefar In reply to Web Site Project Ideas

I recommend a couple of first steps.

Business objectives first. What will the Web site be for?

Business requirements linked to the busines objectives. In here you reference performance criteria (high level), security (high level), existing system ties, costs, time frames, even SLA. If the site needs to reflect existing company colors, logos, general image, then indicate this and make samples available. This is also where you decide how much to outsource - design, implementation, hosting, support. Don't bog down in technical aspects though. If you are hiring someone to build it, let them build it.

Make sure you have consensus on your business objectives and business requirements up front from the business management. Rank each requirement as to importance. A 1-2-3 where 1 is an absolute, 2 is highly desired, and 3 is a nice to have works.

You can skip the first 2 steps and send a generic request for doing a Web site, but steer away from any firm that does not include doing a business objective and requirement step in their approach.

The RFP response should provide technical objectives based on your business requirements, and have some time frames and prices. You should request their approach to performance testing and metrics, work samples, and client references.

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by askpraveen In reply to Web Site Project Ideas

Hi,

I have 6 experience in consulting on web projects and project management, i would like to help you in your effort. Please shoot any request to
vpraveenkumar21@yahoo.com . I also work with different specialists developers who can also assist you. hey , i am not talking commercial :-), but if you feel my advice helps you can consider :-)

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