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Lesson 9 The Development phase
Objective Identify the key elements of the Development phase.

Website Development Phase

Beginning to build

Once the design and architecture documents are approved, the Development Phase begins. The goal of the Development phase is to prepare all the components of a fully functioning website for delivery. Development involves the actual production and testing of the site's design and technical features. In most Web site projects, the Development phase will require more staff time and resources than any other phase.

WebTeam in the Development phase

In this phase WebTeam must bring all groups to the process. Click the groups on the WebTeam blueprint to see the objectives, deliverables, and activities required in this phase.
  1. The 1st phase tab will be Discovery
  2. the 2nd phase tab will be Definition
  3. the 3rd phase tab will be Design
  4. 4th phase will be Development.

OBJECTIVES DELIVERABLES Activities
Ensure project team meets its objectives Status reports Conduct team meetings Monitor schedules and budgets Maintain client communication

ROLE OBJECTIVES DELIVERABLES Activities
Creative Develop creative elements of the site per design and architecture specifications Creative elements Create, convert, and edit multimedia components according to client and functional requirements Create the user interface to the standards and requirements as defined Deliver the user interface to the HTML developer Ensure that others on the development team understand how to integrate the user interface into the creative, content, and application aspects of the site. Oversee/approve content development Integrate images, text, and layout

OBJECTIVES DELIVERABLES Activities
Technical Develop the site per the technical specifications in the design and architecture specifications All design and technical components of the site Develop all technology components to meet specifications, timeline requirements, and budget Ensure that the application architecture, database architecture and security architecture satisfy the requirements from Design phase Develop/implement the Web site applications, database structure, and security architecture Ensure that access rights satisfy the client specifications for data access and protection of data Validate that the security architecture meets the physical security and network security requirements and fulfills the client's security policies, including fraud handling requirements Create HTML code and script to develop the user interface Create forms and other screens as required Implement backup and recovery strategies Review and test the code and the application Integrate creative elements and media with the application Update and modify software based on quality assurance feedback

ROLE OBJECTIVES DELIVERABLES WHO MIGHT DO THIS?
Business Ensure project team meets its objectives Status reports Internet project manager
Creative Develop creative elements of the site per design and architecture specifications Creative elements Creative producer Visual designer Information architect
Technical Develop the site per the technical specifications in the design and architecture specifications All design and technical components of the site Internet application developer Database application Developer Database administrator
Architectural Software Design
The next lesson will cover the fifth phase of the process, Delivery.