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Planning your web development

Here’s an inside tip: don’t leave your web development planning to the last minute.

So many companies come to us with unrealistic timelines because they have very little concept of how long web development takes, how a web company operates and just how much input and feedback the client needs to contribute.

Like any successful company, we are busy.  At any one time we have 30 or 40 projects on the go and in various states of completion.  Most of our staff has a solid month of work ahead of them, subject to constant interruption due to “small stuff”.  Thus, while we endeavor to complete short and simple tasks in a relatively swift manner, we need the time and latitude to devote large periods of time to large projects.  There is also the matter of communication, as large projects require us to communicate back and forth with the client to sheppard the project to completion.  Thus, it takes a while to get your project “into the hopper” and on it’s way.  The more organized you are, the faster your project will progress.

The catch-22 of all this “reality” is that the higher quality companies are likely to have more of a wait than a startup or a fly-by-night operation.  A company that has immediate turnaround is likely to be overcharging because they need to pay for idle staff.  Or, they contract out services, which can also be expensive.  Our motto is “it will be done, and it will be done well”.  A little bit of planning and patience on the part of the client can go a long way towards avoiding a situation in which projects are rushed, mistakes are made and the budget is overrun.

Expect your excellent website project to take a while, you can’t rush quality.  We’re honest about our timelines and keep our promises – two ingredients for a happy client.

About Dan Lundgren

Dan is one of the owners and founders of Radar Hill Technology Inc. Getting to know how other businesses run is a source of endless fascination for him in his job as project manager.
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