Regardless of industry, be it website development, video project, product development or implementation – one of the most important components of the entire process is often rushed, if not skipped altogether.
That component is, you guessed it, PLANNING. At JB Systems, we cannot stress the importance of planning, and moreover – the importance of budgeting for that plan both in terms of budget and timeframe.
We are frequently asked, “How long does a website project take?”
This question can have several answers – all dependent upon the project itself. But, a general rule of thumb for certain projects can be found below:
A Branding Package or Identity Design:
2-3 Week Project Lead Time (Time Developer Needs To Start)
Initial Meeting With Client, Planning, Creative Development: 2 Weeks
Review of Concepts, Determine Creative Direction: 1 Week
2-3 Rounds of Revision, Meeting To Discuss: 1 Week
Final Tweaks, Digital File Preparation: 2-3 Days
As you can see, it’s not unrealistic to budget 7 weeks or so for the entire process. On average, most people think 3-4 weeks is ample. For a larger development company or creative agency, that might be true – but at JB Systems – we feel that not rushing the process allows for more creative development, which in turn means a better product (design) for you. Again, the example above is heavily affected by a project’s lead time – and this could greatly decrease (or increase) the time needed for development.
Tune in later for an example of a identity package and more project planning tips for Website Development.
If you’re looking for an E-commerce solution – look no further than JB Systems. Our state-of-the-art e-commerce solution integrates not only with over 30 merchant account providers, but we’ve recently unlocked the power of UPS Worldship – allowing “2 Click” integration. What does this mean? Simple – when your website takes in an order – you’re emailed a confirmation receipt (as well as the customer). That receipt has an invoice number. When it comes time to ship – simply open up UPS Worldship and enter the invoice number from the receipt. Our solution will “talk” directly with our database (housed on JB servers) and fill in ALL OF THE SHIPPING INFORMATION for you. Now that’s time saved!
JB Systems and The Post House have joined forces to offer some of the most compelling multimedia packages available in the Chippewa Valley. All packages include WEB & Video – and start at $2,995.00 – an offer that simply can’t be beat.
JB Systems is pleased to announce our partnership with Don Byrne and his company “The Post House“.
As an avid video professional, who’s been doing commercial video work for over 20 years, Don Byrne was our first choice in helping us get customer videos online.
The web is a fantastic place to show video. As a joint venture, JB Systems and The Post House have invested in a dedicated online video server – allowing a separate machine to handle our video files and thus offering more speed and bandwidth for their delivery on your next website. Check back soon for special packages good through December 31, 2009 with valuable savings on website and video projects.
To learn more about JB Systems and The Post House, see our video below: