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Meeting expectations – the Project Manager
April 3rd, 2011 | Posted by Pin

It’s been a stressful few weeks, as we created not one, but two websites for a public-listed Malaysian company. Still, our team really enjoyed the past 2 weeks. The project was basically to revamp their old websites, which had been up for more than 3 years without any major layout changes. We’re glad to say after we’ve worked on the sites, they both look more business-like and at the same time, more navigation-friendly.

1.com.my takes up projects, such as these two, in a manner that is oriented towards project management. Usually, in a website team, there is – a programmer, a designer, a web developer and a web support engineer. The web developer is the person who usually deals with the client.

In this particular project, however, we decided to take on a slightly different approach – the programmer, designer, developer and engineer are no longer overloaded with information on the changes to be made. Instead, we appointed a project manager, who not only oversees the development of the sites, but also informs the client on the pros and cons of every decision.

Clients often think that website updating is an easy task, but behind the scenes, there’s a lot of work to be done. Even after everything’s complete, there are still the multiple revisions to ensure that the client is fully satisfied with the results. The project manager keeps the ball rolling and ensures that it rolls smoothly. The project manager this time around was our very own Adrian Chow, who has been working with us for more than 2 years now.

One of the obstacles faced by our web development team is the difference in location. We work remotely, which means we are always on the go. This means we communicate via email – a lot! Still, it’s one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to keep updated on projects (at least we think so!)

At the end of the day, with all the work being carried out collaboratively, we managed to meet the stringent deadline. It was indeed a happy ending for both the project manager, his team and the client.

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