Websites are never fully finished. As soon as your company launches its new website, you’ll have some words to add or change. You may have a new idea about something.
Still, we have to reach a point of completion in order to launch that awesome website. Many managers will work with Print and Web Designer or another Cary marketing firm to build a new website and expect to see the result within a few weeks. While that’s possible, we find a lot of clients don’t realize the amount of work needed on their side of the table to keep things moving forward. A project that starts in March may drag on until October if someone isn’t watching the back-and-forth and going through the checklists.
That’s why we offer project management services for our websites as part of the package. A project manager will make sure your website project doesn’t languish, waiting for someone to approve this or send that. Here are just a few of the ways project managers help get the job done:
● Coordinating communication - If there are too many cooks in the kitchen, your meal will take a long time. A project manager will serve as your point of contact, helping to streamline the process.
● Acquiring information and approvals - Coders can’t stop in the middle of a project to ask you to send the text, photos, and images. Interrupting their workflow is only going to slow things down. A PM can work with your team to make sure the developers have what they need to create your website.
● Scheduling and planning parts of the project - PMs coordinate with both sides to outline the project.
● Alerting teams about problems - Things don’t always go as planned. A project manager can help adjust the plan along the way.
What Makes a Good Web Project Manager?
Project management itself is a field created at first for construction work. While some characteristics of a project manager are the same in all domains, the standards for PMs in that line of work are different. A good website project manager:
● Can communicate with all types and groups of people, from coders to the boss to the client.
● Has some digital experience. Project managers don’t have to be experts in code, but they must have a knowledge base to understand what’s possible in a given time frame.
● Can say “no,” to keep a project on track. Projects can quickly grow outside the scope of work or the budget. A project manager isn’t afraid to point out the pitfalls; he or she works to keep things moving.
● Can handle stress.
Remember, the end goal is to launch a high-quality website that will represent your business. Project managers help you reach the finish line — even if you need to add or change something later.
Contact us to launch your new website.