Welcome to our free Managing Web Design Projects tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Managing Web Design Projects course.
Project analysis is helpful for future projects so you may better estimate the completion dates. Activities that have been assigned to personnel may also be analyzed for efficiency.
Once a project has been completed, there are always opportunities to enhance the design and functionality. Tools are available that will make the process of testing various site changes easy and convenient.
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1745210
Adobe Test & Target: http://www.adobe.com/products/testandtarget.html?promoid=JRSLZ
Optimizely (A/B Testing): https://www.optimizely.com/
Looking back on a project will allow you to analyze the process, missed opportunities, and successes. Even if a few things did not go your way, by breaking down the process, you may set better expectations for the next project.
Updating the Project Plan with actual values helps to maintain a more realistic future plan.
Every project will need an update or a tweak in the future. One way to be prepared is to keep good records after the fact. When a client calls and asks for an update, you will then have everything you need when you need it.
Everyone will have a preference of how to keep records and there is truly no right or wrong way. I choose to keep a folder on a secure server that houses the original designs, project plans, and functionality files. Paper records are fine for some information; however, electronic versions of the records are searchable in most cases. Make sure to keep a backup of all files in case of a server failure.
In this exercise, you will mark the project plan complete and store copies of the original files that would be needed to update or alter the design and functionality.