Website Planning

During The Website Planning process, all options are presented and discussed with you. We discover exactly what you aim to achieve, and meticulously plan the best solution(s) for the task and agree on the most suitable price plan.

Website Planning
  • Discuss clients' exact online objectives
  • Determine which solution(s) are required to meet those objectives
  • Define individual roles for the project, both within 7 Web Solutions, and for any person(s) associated with the client and involved with any part(s) of the project
  • Designate Stakeholder/Stakeholders (also referred to as Sponsors) for the project

Sometimes a face-to-face meeting will be necessary or beneficial, but the initial website planning will be done by gathering as much information and as many details as possible from you. We then begin designing a website plan until both sides are happy to proceed.

Clients' Online Objectives

From presenting a brochure-style web page to a local area, through to the need for highly advanced e-commerce solutions and promoting products to a global market, each client will have different objectives. Establishing exactly what these objectives are will include, for example:

Clients Online Objectives
  • Clients online business goals
  • How is web content to be presented?
  • Who are the customers and where are they located?
  • Is the website for selling products and/or services online?
  • Is the website for providing a service to existing customers?
  • Is the intention to attract new customers?

Selecting Web Solutions

Which web solutions?
  • Is the solution, or are parts of the solution(s) to be content managed, and if so, what level of technical competence will the administrator(s) possess?
  • Does each solution, or do parts of the solution(s) need to be produced so as to be accessed by a global market or a local market?
  • Do the solution(s), or parts of the solution(s) need to be produced to cater to all different browsers, operating systems and web devices?

Defining Individual Roles

Defining Individual Roles

For large projects there can be many contributors, working on different parts of a project or working on different tasks in the same part of a project. For a collaboration to run smoothly, it is vital that everyone knows exactly what their individual role is, including the various departments within 7 Web Solutions. Communication and accountability are fundamental in achieving a perfectly integrated end product. For example, the diagram to the right portrays a relatively simple project's role defining process.

Website Stakeholder(s)

Website Stakeholder/s

The client designates a stakeholder for the whole project, or different stakeholders for different parts of a project. The stakeholder(s) will represent the business and will be responsible for all correspondence and decision-making from within the business. They will also be required to oversee every aspect of the project, or stage of a project where they are the stakeholder, from the client's perspective. The stakeholder will be the person who signs off the completed project or stage of a project and accepts any handing over of the completed project or any completed stage of a project.