WestCoast2008:PM Principles - Web Site Essentials
Hosted by Seth and John
Go around looking for peoples idea and go -- seems to be split between folks who are here because they are about to rebuild their organizations site and are looking for ideas and best practices and folks who are project managers or consultants looking for good pointers and ideas.
There was mention of CRM's (Constituent relationship management) and CMS (Content Management Systems). Our groups includes project managers, accidental techies at non-profits, designer and developers.
Define your goals
Seth encourages folks to involve them often and early
Invest in hiring process
John 4 C's - - - - - -
Micheal suggests content inventory as good starting point in response to John's mention of wireframe as part of the strategic plans. Matthew stresses the stake holder involvement, making sure you talk to the people using your site. Tim talks about the use of persona's as a tool for strategic planning.
Amanda asks, where do you include a persona in the process when the process looks like planning and creating a design brief, content map and then a wireframe?
Kelley suggest that the persona's and audience should be dealt with really early.
Tim asks what questions people ask about audience? Sabiha talks about how they use real world examples, point to questions about what other organizations they feel reflect them.
- Seeing your software from the perspective of managers
- The idea of a content inventory
Spencer, asks how can you use a complex system to simplify your site? folks answer that using dynamic tools, generating features and reflecting your content. Dynamic tools reflect your site structure and content, so having good structure and content to be reflected.
Micheal, talk about stakeholders as a political question and battle and that the goal is to keep the group small and identify who has the final say.